ERIC Number: ED354113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Boats 'n Kids, Part I. Instructor Guide and Children's Workbook. Boating Safety Program for Children and Youth.
Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. Louis, MO. Dept. of Education.
This packet contains a children's workbook on boating safety and a guide for Coast Guard Auxiliary members making brief safety presentations to elementary school students, aged 5-10. Section I of the guide covers school arrangements (district approval requirements and relationships with teachers and administrators), recordkeeping, equipment to bring to the classroom, and classroom techniques. Section II is a lesson plan for use with the children's workbook. Since the presentation takes only 30-45 minutes, it concentrates on five basic messages of boating safety: (1) always wearing a properly fitted life jacket; (2) understanding how to safely load and balance a small boat; (3) always having a lookout to prevent collisions; (4) knowing how alcohol affects judgment, the senses, and balance; and (5) leaving a trip plan with friends, and staying with the boat in an accident. The children's workbook is included as Section III. The guide also contains a glossary and a material evaluation sheet. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. Louis, MO. Dept. of Education.