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Curriculum

Lesson Plans to go with the DVD or just to educate your class. Speed Kills includes worksheets and more information for each lesson. The following are just excerpts from the PDF.

It Won’t Happen To Me

Students evaluate a variety of vehicles to mock-purchase one that has the best combination of safety features, economy, and appeal.

Related Courses

Driver Education, English, Economics, Automotive courses, Finance

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Warning signs and crash avoidance

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Vulnerability (issues of speed, impact, and collision; identification of safe/dangerous vehicles and vehicle components that can become dangers)
  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents
  • Mental health consequences that arise from an accident – the victim and victimized
  • Economic impact of an accident (public safety costs, auto insurance, personal costs)

Just the Facts

Students familiarize themselves with a “Police Accident Report” and make assumptions based on vehicle diagrams and partially-completed information to reconstruct the scene of an accident.

Related Courses

Driver Education, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Physics

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Analysis of an accident (behaviors and age groups that are typically involved in vehicle accidents).

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Vulnerability (issues of speed, impact, and collision; identification of safe/dangerous vehicles and vehicle components that can become dangers)
  • Driver distractions that may cause accidents
  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents
  • Legal response (emergency personnel, police, and the legal process, including juvenile justice and associated punishments)
  • Economic impact of an accident (public safety costs, auto insurance, personal costs)

Dangerous Appeal

Students analyze the messages of vehicle advertisements that use “speed” or “power” as a selling feature, discuss the appeal and the intent of these messages, and modify a vehicle advertisement to focus on safety and responsible driving.

Related Courses

Driver Education, Marketing, English, Web Design, Journalism, Statistics, Persuasion/Debate, Business and Information Technology courses, Ethics

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Vulnerability (issues of speed, impact, and collision; identification of safe/dangerous vehicles and vehicle components that can become dangers)

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Warning signs and crash avoidance
  • Analysis of an accident (behaviors and age groups that are typically involved in vehicle accidents)
  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents
  • Economic impact of an accident (public safety costs, auto insurance, personal costs)

Eyes on the Road

Students participate in an exercise that tests their ability to complete specific simple tasks, both with and without distractions, to better understand the extent to which distractions may impair their safe driving ability.

Related Courses

Driver Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Mathematics

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Driver distractions that may cause accidents

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Warning signs and crash avoidance
  • Analysis of an accident (behaviors and age groups that are typically involved in vehicle accidents)
  • Vulnerability (issues of speed, impact, and collision; identification of safe/dangerous vehicles and vehicle components that can become dangers)

First on the Scene

Students investigate types of injuries and first-aid techniques, common to car accident victims, by acting as pedestrians at the accident scene where there are no medical professionals.

Related Courses

Emergency Medical Technician, Anatomy, Biology, Medical Assistant, Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Firefighting, Citizenship, Drama

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Vulnerability (issues of speed, impact, and collision; identification of safe/dangerous vehicles and vehicle components that can become dangers)
  • Legal response (emergency personnel, police, and the legal process, including juvenile justice and associated punishments)
  • Mental health consequences that arise from an accident – the victim and victimized
  • Economic impact of an accident (public safety costs, auto insurance, personal costs)

Law and Order

Students prepare for a mock trial to decide the guilt or innocence of a person for killing another, due to reckless driving, speeding, and driver error—the charge is “wrongful death.”

Related Courses

Driver Education, Debate, Citizenship, Social Studies, Criminal Justice

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Legal response (emergency personnel, police, and the legal process, including juvenile justice and associated punishments)

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Warning signs and crash avoidance
  • Analysis of an accident (behaviors and age groups that are typically involved in vehicle accidents)
  • Vulnerability (issues of speed, impact, and collision; identification of safe/dangerous vehicles and vehicle components that can become dangers)
  • Driver distractions that may cause accidents
  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents
  • Mental health consequences that arise from an accident – the victim and victimized
  • Economic impact of an accident (public safety costs, auto insurance, personal costs)

The Accident

Students complete a diagram of an accident, attributing estimated associated costs to various items or factors that pay into the overall cost of an accident.

Related Courses

Driver Education, Finance, Accounting, Public Safety

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Economic impact of an accident (public safety costs, auto insurance, personal costs)

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents
  • Legal response (emergency personnel, police, and the legal process, including juvenile justice and associated punishments)
  • Mental health consequences that arise from an accident – the victim and victimized

The Crash

Students complete a worksheet that enhances their awareness of the mental and emotional consequences of an accident and how they might be personally impacted by irresponsible driving that leads to serious crashes.

Related Courses

Driver Education, Principles of Leadership, Psychology, Communications, Journalism

Primary Lesson Objective

  • Mental health consequences that arise from an accident—the victim and the victimized

Additional Lesson Objectives

  • Analysis of an accident (behaviors and age groups that are typically involved in vehicle accidents)
  • Types of injuries associated with driving accidents

Contact Us

Community Corrections

Phone
(804) 501-5188

Fax
(804) 501-5184

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

 
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