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Lesson 13: You Can Be Safe on a School Bus


This lesson helps students understand safety rules when riding a school bus. Students review when they might ride a school bus and the differences between a school bus and a car. They learn safety rules to follow when waiting for, riding and exiting a school bus. They practice applying the rules by giving a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to actions described in various scenarios and explaining how following the safety rules would correct the situations that are unsafe.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify safety behaviors when getting on and off and while riding on a bus.

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • S-1: Follow appropriate safety rules when riding in or on a motor vehicle.
  • S-5: Avoid safety hazards in the home and community.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.2.2: Identify what the school can do to support personal health practices and behaviors.
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