ERIC Number: ED347264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Straight Talk about Risks: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum for Preventing Gun Violence. Grades 6-12.
Center To Prevent Handgun Violence, Washington, DC.
Straight Talk about Risks (STAR) is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum designed to reduce the potential for children and teens to be injured or killed in gunfire. STAR is based on sound prevention practice developed from a pilot project in Dade County (Florida). The flexible format allows activities to fit into a 3-week classroom unit or be taught over a number of weeks. Parents are a vital link to reduce gun violence among children and teens, and their involvement is integral to STAR. This curriculum guide for grades 6 through 12 contains the following sections: (1) "Before You Begin--Orientation"; (2) "Suggestions for Parent and Community Involvement"; (3) "Activity Plans and Bibliography for Middle and Junior High School Students, Grades 6-8"; (4) "Activity Plans and Bibliography for Senior High School Students, Grades 9-12"; (5) "Academic Bibliography for Educators and Parents"; and (6) "National Directory of Violence Prevention Resources." Included are 114 annotated bibliography items and 73 non-annotated bibliography items. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Annotated Bibliographies, At Risk Persons, Crime, Curriculum Guides, Educational Environment, Gun Control, High Schools, Homicide, Injuries, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Violence
Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, 1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20005 ($5.00 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center To Prevent Handgun Violence, Washington, DC.