ERIC Number: ED347263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Straight Talk about Risks: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum for Preventing Gun Violence. Grades Pre-K-5.
Center To Prevent Handgun Violence, Washington, DC.
Straight Talk about Risks (STAR) is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum designed to reduce the potential for children and teens to be injured or killed in gunfire. STAR is based on sound prevention practices developed from a pilot project in Dade County (Florida). The flexible format allows activities to fit into a 3-week classroom unit or be taught over a number of weeks. Parents are a vital link to reduce gun violence among children and teens, and their involvement is integral to STAR. This curriculum guide for pre-kindergarten through grade 5 contains the following sections: (1) "Before You Begin--Orientation"; (2) "Suggestions for Parent and Community Involvement"; (3) "Activity Plans and Bibliography for Early Elementary Students, Grades Pre-K-2"; (4) "Activity Plans and Bibliography for Upper Elementary Students, Grades 3-5"; (5) "Academic Bibliography for Educators and Parents"; and (6) "National Directory of Violence Prevention Resources." Included are 75 annotated bibliography items and 73 non-annotated bibliography items. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, At Risk Persons, Bibliographies, Crime, Curriculum Guides, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Gun Control, Homicide, Injuries, Intermediate Grades, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, Preschool Education, Safety Education, Violence
Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, 1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20005 ($5.00 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center To Prevent Handgun Violence, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Risk Reduction
Note: For the grades 6-12 curriculum, see UD 028 768.