This lesson introduces the idea of being safety smart. Students discuss how being safe means thinking ahead, review questions they can ask to help them make safety smart choices, and then apply this learning to being safe as a pedestrian. They hear stories about kids who are faced with decisions about safety while walking or crossing the street and determine what the safety smart choice would be in each situation. They examine why these actions are safety smart, discuss how different emotions and circumstances can affect decisions about street safety, and complete an activity sheet to summarize street smart actions.
Students will be able to:
- Describe how to be a safe pedestrian.
- Analyze how emotions can influence safety behaviors.
- Identify situations which need a decision related to pedestrian safety.
- Explain the potential positive and negative outcomes from a decision related to pedestrian safety.
- responsible decision making
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.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
- Standard 5: Decision Making
- Performance Indicator 5.2.1: Identify situations when a health-related decision is needed.