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Lesson 11: You Can Think Ahead to Get Places Safely


This lesson focuses on having a safe route for going places. Students learn that it’s important to plan a safe way to get somewhere, such as school or home, and identify safe places along the route where they could go if they needed help. They discuss how walking with someone is another way to be safe, and take home a family sheet to help them discuss safe routes and havens with their parents or guardians.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain why having a safe route is a good idea.
  2. Identify family and friends they can walk with to be safe.
  3. Identify places in the community they could go to for help.

Time: 35 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • S-4: Apply safety rules and procedures to avoid risky behaviors and injury.
  • S-5: Avoid safety hazards in the home and community.
  • S-6: Recognize and avoid dangerous surroundings.
  • V-5: Avoid situations where violence is likely to occur.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.2: Identify ways to locate school and community health helpers.
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