Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children in Ontario. In order to reduce the potential dangers students face while on the roads, they must be taught the rules, and their role within those rules, as they relate to both pedestrian and passenger safety.
These lessons address road safety education – passenger safety, school bus safety, pedestrian safety and safe practices around riding a bicycle. Students will identify established pedestrian and road safety rules to be followed around the home, school and community.
Students will learn the definition of safety rules and safe practices through guided discussions which focuses on pedestrian and road safety.
Working independently as part of a small group, students will engage in learning experiences designed to meet a number of health and physical education as well as language expectations found in the primary Ontario curriculum documents.
Expectations from other content areas can be included:
Daily Physical Activity/Physical Education
See the Community Engagement Kits for more ideas, tools and tips to bring together the community for a road safety event.
See Adaptation Tips for a list of tips and aspects to consider when adapting these activities to fit your class needs.