Grades 3-5: Language Arts Lesson Plan
- Interpret print, web, and video materials to determine safe boating practices.
- Prepare materials to effectively communicate safe boating practices and to persuade people of their importance.
- Demonstrate an understanding of methods for effective and persuasive communication of ideas.
Each year, the Coast Guard sponsors the "Wear It" campaign to spread information about safe and responsible boating practices, with specific emphasis on the use of life jackets. Students may submit public service announcements (PSAs), boating safety videos, or other informational media designed to educate people about safe practices. Students can practice communicating information to an audience through writing and speaking as they learn about boating safety.
In this lesson, students research safety considerations while fishing and boating. Then, students create a poster or a pamphlet designed to educate their peers about the responsibilities of anglers and boaters to maintain safety on the water. In addition, students evaluate the effectiveness of the Coast Guard's "Wear It" campaign, and work in groups to design effective "Wear It" promotional materials.
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