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CNN Student News Learning Activity: School Safety

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  • Students will identify school-related safety concerns
  • Students will learn about the safety measures that are in place at their school
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(CNN Student News) -- Students will identify school-related safety concerns and learn about the safety measures that are in place at their school.

Procedure

Help students to brainstorm a list of concerns related to the safety of your school, such as bullying, intruders and natural disasters. Ask students: How do you think that

*students,
*teachers and administrators,
*law enforcement officials, and
*parents

should respond to each of these safety concerns? Following the discussion, ask your school principal or counselor to speak to your class about the measures that are in place to address these concerns. After the presentation, facilitate a discussion between your students and the speaker about what your students can do to make their peers and parents aware of the safety measures that are in place at your school.

Curriculum Connections

Health

Standard 2. Knows environmental and external factors that affect individual and community health

Level IV [Grade: 6-8]

Benchmark 4: Understands how peer relationships affect health

Level IV [Grade: 9-12]

Benchmark 1: Knows how the health of individuals can be influenced by the community

Benchmark 2: Knows how individuals can improve or maintain community health

Standard 5. Knows essential concepts and practices concerning injury prevention and safety

Level III [Grade: 6-8]

Benchmark 3: Knows potential signs of self- and other-directed violence

Level IV [Grade: 9-12]

Benchmark 1: Knows injury prevention strategies for community health

Benchmark 2: Knows possible causes of conflicts in schools, families, and communities, and strategies to prevent conflict in these situations

McREL: Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education (Copyright 2000 McREL) is published online by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) (http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks), 2550 S. Parker Road, Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014.

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