ERIC Number: ED348346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Entering Adulthood: Skills for Injury Prevention. A Curriculum Guide for Grades 9-12.
Hunter, Lisa K.; Lloyd-Kolkin, Donna
This curriculum helps high school students identify behavior that puts them at risk for injury by promoting the practice of safer behavior. It introduces students to some startling statistics and teaches vital knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to improve students' personal safety behavior. Educators are encouraged to teach the curriculum via an extended health promotion campaign strategy. With this technique, students work in small groups to research, plan, and implement a focused injury prevention media campaign. Lessons are planned around assessing students' own high-risk behavior, learning to respond in emergency situations, realizing the importance of safety belt and helmet use, making safe choices about drinking and driving, avoiding injuries common in sports and recreation activities, understanding the importance of nonviolent conflict resolution and the dangers posed by weapons, and communicating important safety messages to peers. The guide is organized into two sections. The introduction contains lesson sequence, overview, objectives, time, instructional strategies, teacher responsibilities, and evaluative methods. The section on lessons includes 10 lesson plans: (1) Risk Profile; (2) Taking Risks; (3) Strategies for Prevention; (4) Emergency; (5) Buckle Up; (6) On the Road: Keeping Your Head; (7) Friends Don't Let Friends...; (8) Talk, Don't Shoot; (9) Fun without Injury; and (10) Rate Your Risk. (LL)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Behavior Modification, Curriculum Guides, Educational Strategies, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Health Promotion, High School Students, High Schools, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Safety Education, Student Behavior
Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A