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Lesson 10: Teaching Others to Be Safety Smart


This lesson introduces the idea of being a safety ambassador to help others be safe. Students review some basic steps for advocacy. Then they work in teams to research an area of safety, using a fact sheet, and create presentations on safety rules for their assigned topics, including pedestrian and passenger safety; bicycle/skating safety; and being safe around water, fire and guns.

Note: Students will present their advocacy campaigns in Lesson 11.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe how to ride a bike, skateboard, ride a scooter, and/or inline skate safely.
  2. Identify ways to reduce injuries as a pedestrian.
  3. Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries while riding in a motor vehicle.
  4. Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries around water.
  5. Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries in case of a fire.
  6. Identify ways to reduce injuries from firearms.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • S-1: Follow appropriate safety rules when riding in or on a motor vehicle.
  • S-3: Use safety equipment appropriately and correctly.
  • S-4: Apply safety rules and procedures to avoid risky behaviors and injury.
  • S-5: Avoid safety hazards in the home and community.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.3: Describe ways in which safe and healthy school and community environments can promote personal health.
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.4: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
  • Standard 8: Advocacy
  • Performance Indicator 8.5.1: Express opinions and give accurate information about health issues.
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