ERIC Number: ED363587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Classroom Activities in School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Education. Bulletin No. 93138.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Transportation, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for School Financial Resources and Management Services.
School bus and related pedestrian safety education is prevention-oriented so that students will learn how to avoid bus-related accidents. This manual provides lesson plans emphasizing the school bus stop, loading and unloading zones, emergency evacuation drills, and appropriate behavior on the school bus. The guide also recognizes demographic changes by acknowledging differences in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Lesson plans for kindergarten through grade 3 introduce the key concepts to be learned; grade 4 through 6 lessons reinforce learned concepts; and lessons developed as mini units for grades 7 through 12 allow for role modeling, application, and problem solving with broader emphasis on community, government, adult responsibilities, potential employment, parent involvement, vehicle driver licensure, vehicle differences, and legal aspects, including consequences for noncompliance. The contents of the guide address: background of school bus and pedestrian safety issues; district school bus and pedestrian safety issues; school bus safety issues; school bus safety procedures; district school bus and pedestrian safety program; the role of bus safety personnel; school bus and pedestrian education; and family and community involvement. Appendixes provide classroom materials, a list of suggested resources, and brief annotations of instructional materials. (LL)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Pedestrian Traffic, Safety Education, School Buses, Spiral Curriculum, State Curriculum Guides
Bureau for School Management Services and Federal Aids, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Transportation, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for School Financial Resources and Management Services.