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Stranger Danger Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Personal safety is always something important for students to learn. This lesson plan will introduce your students to several ideas about self-defense, as well as let them practice synthesizing and presenting information for a specific audience.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concepts of self-defense and personal safety
  • Describe several prevention and defense techniques, as well as appropriate times and uses of each
  • Synthesize information into a presentable format, considering the target audience

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.B

Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C

Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

Materials

Either

  • Large paper for making posters, smaller paper for making brochures and basic craft supplies (scissors, markers, colored pencils, glue, tape)

Or

  • Access to computers with presentation software (such as PowerPoint or Prezi) and word processing software that has a brochure template

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