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Bicycle Safety
A lesson plan for a third grade class that aims to encourage the use of safety helmets for bicycles.
# 101680 | 1,783 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2008 in Education (Physical) , Sport (General) , Education (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper develops an age and developmentally appropriate lesson plan for a third grade class to promote the use of safety helmets when riding bicycles. The paper describes how the lesson will encourage class participation and will use the inherent developmental characteristics of eight year-olds to belong to a group to provide positive peer pressure. The paper explains that the lesson is also designed to provide reasons why the wearing of helmets is necessary for personal safety and to prevent injury.

From the Paper:

"There are 85 million bicycle riders in the United States, and 540,000 of them visited them emergency room, of those 67,000 had head injuries, 27,000 required hospitalization, and 45 to 85 percent of the brain injuries could have been prevented by a helmet. (Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute) About half of the bicycle deaths were children under 15. The use of helmets vary greatly in different sectors of society by orders of magnitude, white collar communities helmet use in children is approximately 80%, where inner-city children the use is closer to 10%. (Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute) The targeted community of Lacey, Washington would be classified as a white collar community with a white population of approximately 75% and a medium income of $43,848 (year 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clements, Jennifer L. (2005). Promoting the Use of Bicycle Helmets During Primary Care Visits. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Volume 17(Issue 9), Pages 350-354
  • Destefanis, Joyce and Firchow, Nancy. (2004) Developmental Milestones: The 8-Year Old. Schwab Learning website accessed February 9, 2007 from
  • Frye, Heather. (2007) ESL Teacher Helps Students Bridge Cultures. The Olympian Online website accessed February 9, 2007 from
  • Rezcendes, Jennifer L. (2006). Bicycle Helmets: Overcoming Barriers to Use and Increasing Effectiveness. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Volume 21(Issue 1), Pages 35-44
  • Bicycle Safety Lesson Plan. Amherst Police Department website accessed February 9, 2007 from

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