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.
Students will be able to:
- Describe how to ride a bike, skateboard, ride a scooter, and/or inline skate safely.
- Identify ways to reduce injuries as a pedestrian.
- Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries while riding in a motor vehicle.
- Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries around water.
- Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries in case of a fire.
- Identify ways to reduce injuries from firearms.
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.