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Campaign '08: Prevent Home Fires

Grade 3-5 Lessons on Fire Safety

It is an election year and Sparky the Fire Dog® is on a campaign.  But Sparky is not running for office.  Instead, his campaign is to help students and their families across the nation learn to Prevent Home Fires.  Sparky needs help from teachers to help make his campaign successful.  During Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11) and throughout the year, use these lessons and activities to help bring fire-safety awareness to your class, your school, and your community.  Together, we can prevent home fires.

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Lesson Plans

From Campaign 2008: Lesson 1: Write a Persuasive Speech
Students will write a speech for Sparky the Fire Dog that persuades the whole country to pay attention to fire safety.  Share your students' speeches with us for a chance to be featured on this site.

From Campaign 2008: Lesson 2: Write a Letter to the Editor
Students will build citizenship skills by informing their communities about the importance of fire safety.

From Campaign 2008, Lesson 3: Role-Play Fire Safety
Reinforce what to do in case of fire with these fun role-playing activities.

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