Lesson Plans for Elementary, Discussions on Child Safety, Teaching Kids to Call 9-1-1
downloads 1st and 2nd grade
Grade Level 1st & 2nd Grade
Objectives/Goals The student will be able to differentiate when to call 9-1-1 for help and when it is inappropriate to dial 9-1-1.
 
Lesson Steps Teacher Instruction Materials
Anticipatory Set
  • Teacher reads the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" to the class.
  • Teacher tells students that the moral of the story is that you should only call for help when you really need it. "Yesterday, we learned that the number to call for help is 9-1-1. Do you remember the song that we sang together?"
  • The class sings the song to review.
  • Teacher states, "Today, we will learn when you should call 9-1-1 and when you shouldn't because we don't want to be like The Boy Who Cried Wolf"
Day3-
Boy_Cried_Wolf.zip
Direct Instruction
  • Teacher has a T-Chart with the headings When to Call 9-1-1 on one side and Don't Call 9-1-1 on the other side.
  • Teacher tells students that these are time when you should call 9-1-1:
    • "To help someone who is hurt and needs help." The teacher holds up pictures of people being hurt as examples. She places these pictures on the T-Chart under When to Call 9-1-1.
    • "If you smell smoke or see a fire." The teacher holds up a picture of house on fire as an example. She places these pictures on the T-Chart under When to Call 9-1-1.
    • "If you see one person hurting another or stealing something." The teacher holds up pictures of scenes depicting this as examples for students. She places these pictures on the T-Chart under When to Call 9-1-1.
    • "If a stranger tries to get you to get in the car." The teacher holds up a picture of this and places it on the T-Chart under When to Call 9-1-1.
    • "If someone you don't know is trying to get in your house." The teacher holds up a picture depicting this and places it on the T-Chart under When to Call 9-1-1.
    • Teacher tells students that a good rule of thumb is to call 9-1-1 anytime that you need help FAST for any reason.
  • Teacher tells students that now they are going to talk about times when you shouldn't call 9-1-1 because it's not an EMERGENCY.
    • "When you fall and skin your knee, and your mom puts a bandage on it. Even though you are hurt, this is something that your mom/dad can help you with; so, it's not a TRUE EMERGENCY." The teacher shows students a picture of this and places it under the column Don't Call 9-1-1 on the T-Chart.
    • "When your baby sister takes a toy from your room. Although this might make you mad, it's not a TRUE EMERGENCY. Your mom/dad is who you should call - NOT 9-1-1." The teacher shows students a picture of this and places it under the column Don't Call 9-1-1 on the T-Chart.
    • "Your Dad is building a fire in your fireplace. Even though you smell smoke, this is not a TRUE EMERGENCY because the fire is staying in the fireplace and not going anywhere else In you house." The teacher shows students a picture of this and places it under the column Don't Call 9-1-1 on the T-Chart.
    • "Your pet is sick. Instead of calling 9-1-1, you should tell your mom/dad, and they will take your pet to the veterinarian (a pet doctor)." The teacher shows students a picture of this and places it under the column Don't Call 9-1-1 on the T-Chart.
    • "To practice calling 9-1-1 or to be funny. You should never do this because it will take time away from someone who really needs help fast." The teacher shows students a picture of this and places it under the column Don't Call 9-1-1 on the T-Chart.
Day3-T_Chart.zip
Day3-
When_To_Call_Pics.zip

Guided Practice "Teacher guides students through the "Circle the Reasons You Would Call 9-1-1 for Help" Handout. Aloud, Teacher reinforces and explains why it is or is not an appropriate time to call 9-1-1." Day3-
Reasons_To_Call.zip
Closure
  • Restate to students that 9-1-1 should only be called when it is a TRUE EMERGENCY, and that they should never call 9-1-1 to practice or to be funny.
  • Teacher reviews by asking students the following questions:
    • Should you call 9-1-1 if someone you don't know is trying to get in your house?
    • Should you call 9-1-1 if your sister takes a toy from your room?
    • Should you call 9-1-1 if a stranger tries to get you into their car?
    • Should you call 9-1-1 if you fall and skin your knee?
 
Independent Practice Have students complete the "When to Call" Quiz Day3-
When_To_Call_Quiz.zip
Required Materials/Equipment
  • The fable, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," by Aesop.
  • When & When Not to Call 9-1-1 Pictures for T-Chart
  • When to Call Quiz
  • Draw a Circle Around the Reasons you Would Call 9-1-1 for Help Handout
  • 9-1-1 Rubric
Assessment & Followup
  • Teacher will assess students' quizzes and their responses during closure.
  • Teacher fills out the 9-1-1 rubric for each student. Mastery will be determined at the end of the week.
Day3-
911-Rubric.zip
spacer