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Recognizing the Risk

ELA, Social Studies + Math Unit on Distracted Walking and Driving

GRADES 6–8

HEADS UP, STAY SAFE! CONTEST WINNERS

We asked students to create an advocacy magazine on the perils of distracted walking and driving. We were so inspired by all the amazing entries we received. Thanks to everyone who participated!

GRAND PRIZE

Emma R., Annalise Y. from Thomasville, GA

Annalise and Emma’s magazine is a powerful call to action against texting while driving, packing with eye-catching graphs and statistics.

FIRST RUNNER UP

Wyatt K., Tammy B., Elijah K., from Thomasville, GA

Wyatt, Tammy, and Elijah’s magazine, Hang Up And Drive, makes the case for not picking up the phone or texting while driving.

SECOND RUNNER UP

Jennesa S., Ca’Mya S., Ken’Niyah B., Faith R., Isabella P., from Quitman, GA

This group’s magazine, Don’t Make Texting and Driving a Trend This 2022, explains the dangers of distracted driving and how to stay safe.

THIRD RUNNER UP

Jacob B., Elise W., Sydney C., from Brunswick, GA

Sydney, Elise, and Jacob’s magazine, Distracted Walking and Driving, examines the scope of these problems and urges readers to stay safe.

Lessons & Activities

Explore statistics and data to build persuasive arguments with these classroom resources.

CLASSROOM POSTER Heads Up,
Stay Safe!
GRADES 6–8
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LESSON + ACTIVITY Reading About the
Dangers of Distraction
GRADES 6–8
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LESSON + ACTIVITY Researching the Data of
Distraction
GRADES 6–8
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LESSON + ACTIVITY Activating Student
Advocacy
GRADES 6–8
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LESSON + ACTIVITY Analyzing
News Articles
GRADES 6–8
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ACTIVITIES Identify and Apply Your
Communication Style
GRADES 6–8
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Assessment: Gauge your students’ understanding with these quick exit tickets for each lesson.

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