ERIC Number: ED098297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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The Safest Route to School Project: Teacher's Guide and Student Leaflet.
American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.
The purpose of the Safest Route to School project is to help children develop safe walking habits and inform them of the potential dangers which exist in a seemingly innocent walk to school. This project will foster cooperation between home and school in working toward the common goal of protecting the lives of children. Some of the guiding principles discussed which the teacher can use as a basis for the implementation of this project into the curriculum are: directness, minimum use of roadway, complicated intersections, converging routes, police supervision, adult crossing guards, school safety patrols, stop-and-go signals, school crossings, vehicular volume at crosswalks, one-way streets, stop signs, and pedestrian accident experience. Teaching approaches recommended are a field trip, development of a large-scale school area map, and individual maps. Also provided are sample individual map forms, a copy of a letter to the parents with an attached reply form, and a separate leaflet for parent and child study at home. (BP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.