ERIC Number: ED203986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Interdisciplinary Traffic Safety Instructional System: Series III.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Approximately 115 lessons for increasing third grade students' safety knowledge and skills as pedestrians, as auto and school bus passengers, and as operators of bicycles are provided in this traffic safety curriculum. One third of the curriculum focuses on perceptual safety activities for young pedestrians, including lessons on visual and auditory discrimination in general and lessons on distance judgment, and light and reflective materials in particular. The remainder of the curriculum consists of lesson material concerning school bus, bicycle, auto passenger and school environment pedestrian safety. Among these four activity areas, auto passenger safety activities are emphasized. Throughout the document, safety concepts and skills are taught through art, math, music, physical education, reading, science and social studies lessons. Ideas for the bulletin board are offered. While the lessons are arranged sequentially, they also can be used selectively. Additional features of the curriculum are (1) a pretest for perception of directionality; (2) approximately 55 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.
Note: For other documents in this series, see PS 012 151-158.