K–12 Health Education That Works!
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Lesson 12: Rules for Staying Safe in Traffic


This lesson teaches about how safety rules can help people stay safe in traffic. Students play a game to illustrate traffic problems that can occur when there are no rules. They discuss how they travel to school each day and how traffic rules can help keep them safe.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain the need for safety rules and procedures for staying safe around traffic.

Time: 40 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.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.