ERIC Number: ED203985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Interdisciplinary Traffic Safety Instructional System: Series II.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This traffic safety curriculum for second grade students provides directions and materials for approximately 132 activities. Intended to develop pedestrian perceptual skills and to train children in safe conduct on the school bus, in an auto and in the school environment, the curriculum features concepts and skills taught through activities from various disciplines. Art, dramatization, math, music, reading, science and social studies lessons, as well as ideas for the bulletin board, are offered. The materials can be used selectively or in sequence. Approximately half of the document consists of lesson materials for developing pedestrian perceptual skills, including exercises for visual and auditory perception. "Judging Distance" and "Light and Its Use in Safety" are among the skills and concepts taught. The remaining three safety content areas (school bus, auto passenger and school environment pedestrian safety) are more briefly developed. The document also provides (1) a pre-test for perception of directionality; (2) 46 masters that can be reproduced for classroom use; (3) a cross reference list enabling the teacher to select activities in terms of safety area, integrated subjects, type of activity and/or type of skill taught; (4) a bibliography citing films and filmstrips, teacher preparation books and materials, games and children's books, and curriculum and instructional materials; (5) a list of resource persons; and (6) learning activity and film evaluation forms. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.; Maryland State Dept. of Transportation, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.