Research indicates that school-based education programs and resources are key elements in an integrated approach to reduce road fatalities, casualties and trauma. To be successful in changing attitudes and behaviour, road safety education for students must be relevant and applicable to their stage in life.
The lessons in this resource address road safety education – safety recognition, unsafe behaviours related to roadways, driving distractions and ways to prevent crashes. Safety scenario exercises for skateboarding, ATVs and mountain biking are some of the activities included in this section.
The overall teaching and learning strategy will:
The overall teaching and learning strategy will help students to:
Work in small or whole class activities which will help students to:
This teaching resource contains a set of lesson plans to support the delivery of Living Safely through Literacy, while reinforcing key road safety messages. Road safety education is an excellent vehicle for developing general goals and skill sets for literacy and working towards building a safe, realistic and healthy future for Canada’s young people.
Below are some suggestions as to how to modify the student activities to address expectations from other curricular areas.
Health and Physical Education
See the Community Engagement Kit 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.