ERIC Number: ED166103
Record Type: RIE
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Pedestrian Safety--A Step in the Right Direction.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
This guide contains interdisciplinary teaching materials to help administrators and teachers develop pedestrian safety programs. The materials can be easily integrated with language arts, art, and social studies courses. Objectives of the materials, which can be used in kindergarten through grade nine, include understanding pedestrians' rights and responsibilities, being alert to danger at all times, realizing that emotions and drugs can modify reactions to traffic hazards, and understanding that safety depends upon awareness, caution, and sensible behavior. The materials are presented in ten units. Each unit contains a pretest, key thoughts, learning activities, a lesson planning guide, evaluation materials, and a posttest. Content includes basic rights and responsibilities of pedestrains, importance of being clearly visible, effects of being emotionally preoccupied, rules of traffic control, dangers of intersections and traffic routes, bicycles and dogs, school buses, misconceptions about vehicle drivers always being alert, dangerous effects of drugs and medicines, and hitch-hiking. The guide concludes with lists of related resource materials. (AV)
Descriptors: Art, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Pedestrian Traffic, Safety Education, Signs, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Traffic Circulation, Traffic Control, Traffic Safety
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.