Activity: Evaluate Safety: What Is More Important?
to decide based on considering options
- Totetude Understand Safety Rules [Adobe Portable Document Format, 466 KB]
- Print Totetude Understand Safety Rules (optional).
- Educator states, "Sometimes to be safe, we have to decide what is most important. That means we have to decide what we should do first."
- Review fire safety. Ask: When there is a fire in a building, what is more important - getting out of the house or calling 9-1-1? Discuss what can happen if we call 9-1-1 inside of a burning building.
- Review bike safety. Ask: When we want to cross a street on our bike, what is more important - ridding with the direction of the traffic or stopping to look before crossing the street? Discuss what can happen if we don't stop to look first before crossing the street.
- Review crossing a street safety. Ask: When we are walking across a street, what is more important - walking or waiting until all cars have stopped before crossing? Discuss what can happen if we don't wait until all cars have stopped before walking at the crosswalk.
- Review automobile safety. Ask: When we are riding in a car or truck, what is more important - wearing a seatbelt or talking quietly? Discuss what can happen if we don't put on our seatbelt right away and there is an accident.
- Ask learners to think of their own "what is more important" questions.
- I am able to make a decision.
- I am able to use self control.
- I am able to participate properly in a large group.