ERIC Number: ED186175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Firearms Safety: Instructor Manual. Shooting Skills Series.
Green, Rodney J.; Powell, Cheryl Riley, Ed.
Although written with the classroom teacher in mind, this learning module on firearms safety can be adapted by leaders of camps, 4-H clubs, outdoor educators, scouting organizations or any workers with junior and senior high school youth. The self-contained unit includes information on the subject, lesson plans, activities, class exercises, tests, suggested visual aids, and references, all contributed by experienced instructors who have taught the subject and successfully used the activities. An introductory section presents goals and objectives, ethical concerns of using firearms and facts about and functions of firearms in our society. Principles of firearms safety for field and home use are stressed. A section on history traces the development of gunpowder, early ignition systems, and ammunition. Interesting facts and drawings are provided to encourage discussion. Six lesson plans, which list all equipment and materials needed, teach how to identify and operate various types of rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Included as appendices that can be directly reproduced as student handouts are a history of firearms' actions, a history of firearms crossword puzzle, parts of a firearm, ammunition components, a home firearms check list, and a word game using firearms phrases. A sample written and practical exam is included along with a glossary and bibliography to provide additional teacher information. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City.