ERIC Number: ED166555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Poison Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, Grades 7-9.
National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Because each year hundreds of thousands of children under five are poisoned by common household products, this book is designed as a resource of activities and guidelines for teaching poison prevention to older siblings. The book states three major objectives in teaching seventh through ninth graders: (1) to increase students' knowledge of hazards associated with potential poisonous household products, (2) to inform students about hazards specifically associated with ammonia products, aspirin substitutes, over-the-counter antihistamines, and petroleum distillate products, and (3) to educate students in the proper use, storage, and disposal of potential poisons in the home. The book is organized into four chapters. Chapter 1 offers suggestions on integrating poison prevention into subject areas. Chapter 2 entitled "Assessing Needs and Interests" seeks to help teachers gauge students' initial level of awareness of poison prevention and to identify specific interests. Basic information on potential poisons and poison prevention is provided in chapter 3. The final chapter presents a series of activities in poison prevention and suggests ways of selecting and implementing activities. A list of supplementary materials and sources available is provided in the appendix. (For the dicussion leader's guide see CE 020 045.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Needs, Family Environment, Health, Learning Activities, Perception, Poisoning, Prevention, Resource Materials, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems. For a related document see CE 020 045