ERIC Number: ED460942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
AquaSMART: Water & Boating Safety, Grades 3-5. Teacher's Guide.
Texas State Dept. of Parks and Wildlife, Austin.; California State Dept. of Boating and Waterways, Sacramento.
This teacher's guide accompanies a program designed to teach water and boating safety to students in grades 3-5. The written curriculum accompanies a video, AquaSMART 3-5. The theme of the curriculum is AquaSMART. To become AquaSMART, students must learn 10 basic lessons for water and boating safety. The written curriculum begins with an overview of the presence and importance of water in Texas. It expands on the 10 lessons found in the video: Learn to Swim; Wear a Life Jacket; Learn to Float; Reach, Throw, or Row; Look Before You Leap; Don't Overload Your Boat; Stay With Your Boat; Learn Boating Rules of the Road; Alcohol, Drugs and Boating Don't Mix; and Be Polite, Don't Pollute. In each lesson, students learn that the way to become AquaSMART is to learn to follow the rules. The video introduces Splasher the frog and his friends, Surfer and Diver. Splasher is the central character in the video and written curriculum. He and his friends draw students' attention to the activities and important information. The characters are students in grades 3-5 who portray the themes of each lesson. The written curriculum repeats and supplements the AquaSMART lessons contained in the video. The curriculum includes an instructor's guide, student activities, reproducible activity sheets. Teacher and student evaluation forms are included in the packet. (SM)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Comprehensive School Health Education, Drug Abuse, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Safety Education, Student Behavior, Swimming, Teaching Guides
Department of Boating and Waterways, 2000 Evergreen St., Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815-3831. Tel: 888-326-2822 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.dbw.ca.gov/AquaSmart/html/pg01.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Parks and Wildlife, Austin.; California State Dept. of Boating and Waterways, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: Texas