Personal Safety Lesson Plan

Instructor: Della McGuire

Della has been teaching secondary and adult education for over 20 years. She holds a BS in Sociology, MEd in Reading, and is ABD on the MComm in Storytelling.

This lesson plan covers a text lesson that will help you teach students how to identify and avoid personal danger. After instruction and discussion about personal safety, students will take part in an activity that involves developing their own personal safety plan.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson plan, students will be able to:

  • Identify several trustworthy adults they can reach out to in times of need
  • Develop, illustrate, and explain a family emergency plan to institute at home
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategies to mitigate threats to personal safety


2 hours

Curriculum Standards


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.



Because the text lesson associated with this lesson plan was written for teachers as the intended audience, the lesson does not necessarily warrant being read together as a class. Instead, read through the lesson yourself and use it to inform a guided discussion with students.

Many schools already have a safety plan of some sort within the school's policy, so this lesson will be flexible enough to be incorporated into an established program. Additionally, the skills learned in the activity section of the lesson plan can be used with children of any age or developmental level when the discussion and activities are modified accordingly.

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