School Bus Safety Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson plan to help your students understand school bus safety. Students will read or listen to an article, then act out several examples of acceptable and unacceptable bus behavior.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the importance of staying safe on the school bus
  • describe various acceptable and unacceptable school bus behaviors


30-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


Build on others' talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.


NOTE: This lesson plan includes a role play activity (see below). The role play activity can be performed in the classroom by setting up rows of chairs to simulate a school bus. However, the lesson may be more impactful if you can use a school bus for that portion of the lesson.

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