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Intersections

Intersections

Overview

Overview:

 
This is a lesson plan for high school Driver Education.  A new way of getting student drivers thinking and understanding right of way laws and how to navigate an intersection.   Students will receive instruction about intersections and right of way laws.   Driver Education State Core Standards 2.2,2.3,2.4.  Thumbnail image credit. "Urban Intersectio"  By Complete Streets.  Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Subject:  Driver Education
Level:  High School
Material Type:  Activity/Lab 
Author:  Teresa Turner
Date Added:  10/08/2021
License:  Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial     Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 
Language:  English 
Media Format:  Text/HTML

 

 
 
 
 

Summary

This is an introductory lesson to be used after students have learned about right of way laws.  In this unit students will observe other drivers at a busy intersection.  They will observe how the drivers navigate through the intersection.  By participating in this unit the student will see the importance of knowing and following the right of way laws when they are on the road.  This lesson plan meets the Driver Ed Utah Core State Standards 2.2 & 2.4

Time frame: 2, 60 minute class periods

Format:  Face to face & virtual

Author:  Teresa Turner

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Learning Intentions:

SWBAT identify the following signs and intersections:  regulatory, warning, protected left turns, permitted left turns.

SWBAT identify right of way laws at different intersections.

Success Criteria:

Students will observe a busy intersection

Students will use a camera to document different actions at an intersection

Students will use a camera to identify the following signs and intersections:  regulatory, warning, protected left turns, permitted left turns.

Students will use technolgy to create a collage of the signs, and intersections.

Students will use technolgy to create a gif or meme to capture what the student witnessed while observing the intersection.

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Teachers will go over the right of way laws, you may use the QR code for a nearpod presentation on right of way laws.  This is a lesson that can be done individually by students, so they can do it at their own pace or you can go over it as a class.

Teachers will go over what the different signs and signals at an intersection mean.

Teachers will need to provide students with the intersection observations.

Teacher will take students to view different signs and signals out on the road, find a road that has as many signs as possible.

Teacher will take students to an intersection to observe drivers and pedestrians at the intersection.  Find an intersection with plenty of traffic, so the students can gather plenty of observations.

Teacher will go over digital citizenship with their students.

Step 3 - Instruction

Digital Citizenship

Students will be instructed on good digital citizenship.  A good digital citizen uses technology to connect with other people, educate themselves, and create lasting relationships.  Students will also be instructed on copyright laws and how to site sources used.

Traffic Signs and Signals

Students will be instructed on the different traffic signals and their meanings.  After the instruction, students will take their phones and the class will go for a walk, approx. 20 min, searching for the different signs.  Students will need 3 regulatory signs, 3 warning signs, 1 protected left turn, 1 permitted left turn.  They will take pictures of the different signs and signals.  After the walk the students will go back to class and create a collage of the different signs that they photographed.  This collage will be submitted to the instructor.

Right of Way Laws

Students will be instructed about the right of way laws at an intersection using the powerpoint attached below.

Students will given an Intersection Observation sheet.  The class will go to the nearby intersection and observe drivers for 30 minutes.  As they are observing, they will use their phone to document different behaviors that they notice.  At the end of the 30 minutes the students will tally the different behaviors they witnessed, and write a summary of their observation. After the students complete the summary, the student may choose to make a gif or a meme of what they witnessed as they were observing the intersection.   The gifs and memes will be submitted to the instructor on the class page for others to view and comment on.

 

 

 

Step 4 - Assessments

Students will complete and submit a collage of 3 regulatory signs, 3 warning signs, 1 protected left turn, 1 permitted left turn.  This will assess whether the student knows the meaning of the  different signs that are on the road.  

Students will take the assessment and submit the certificate with their score to the instructor.

The rubric for this unit is attached.