About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Geography and Map Skills, Health and Safety, Safety, Maps and Globes, Fire Safety

GRADE
3-5

DURATION
1 Class Period

COLLECTION
Keep Your Family Safe From Fire

Stay Fire Smart

From Campaign 2009: Lesson 3: MAPPING THE MOON

Students use their map skills and follow clues to find fire-safety tips hidden throughout the classroom!

OBJECTIVE
To build skills in map reading, following directions, and fire safety.

MATERIALS
Mapping the Moon Worksheet

DIRECTIONS
1. Before class, place direction signs on the four walls of the classroom: North, South, East, and West. Make four sets of safety tips on four different colors of paper. Place the tips around the room. Establish a starting point for each color and write simple direction clues to find them. For example: Walk seven steps east and ten steps south. What is message number one? Tips:

  • Keep space heaters three feet away from anything that can burn.
  • Grown-ups should stay in the kitchen when food is cooking on the stovetop.
  • Ask grown-ups to blow out candles before leaving a room.
  • Do not put too many plugs into an outlet.

2. Divide the class into four teams, one per color, and provide them with the clues. The first team to find all four safety tips wins.

3. Distribute copies of the Mapping the Moon Worksheet, and have students complete it.
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