ERIC Number: ED159486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Arizona Traffic Safety Education, K-8. Bicycle Safety, Grade 2.
Mesa Public Schools, AZ.
One in a series designed to assist Arizona elementary and junior high school teachers in developing children's traffic safety skills, this curriculum guide contains ten lessons on bicycles for use in grade 2. Introductory information provided for the teacher includes basic highway safety concepts, stressing communication methods for highway users, visibility and judgmental problems, predictability of behavior, and the traffic/pedestrian environment; instructions for using this program, explaining evaluation methods; Arizona laws and Mesa city ordinances governing bicycle operation; and general rules for bicycle safety. The lessons cover the following subjects: types of bicycles; bicycle size and balance; equipment, especially brakes; the best locations for learning how to ride a bicycle; safety rules; special conditions due to weather or the time of day; hazards of riding in traffic; and safe riding practices. For each lesson a complete plan is provided, incorporating objectives, key points, a list of needed materials, suggested basic and enrichment activities, student assessment procedures, and additional resource materials. The types of activities include class discussions, demonstrations, drawing and coloring, games, and songs. (ELG)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Bicycling, Child Safety, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Equipment, Evaluation Methods, Grade 2, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Maintenance, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Safety Education, Skill Development, State Legislation, Traffic Control, Traffic Safety, Vehicular Traffic
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Mesa Public Schools, AZ.
Note: For related documents see CE 018 050-054 and CE 018 192-200