Lesson Plan : Driver Education-Drinking & Driving

Teacher Name:
 James Monroe
Grade:
 Grade 11-12
Subject:
 Other

Topic:
 Teenage Drivers and Alcohol
Content:
 Effects of Alcohol and Driving Vocabulary - Designated Driver, BAC, Alcoholism, Inhibitions, Euphoria, Nervous Central System, Peripheral Vision,Peer Pressure, blurred vision, depth perception, reflex action, intoxication, Depressant
Goals:
 1. To Understand the effects of Alcohol 2. To know some laws governing the use of alcohol 3. To learn about peer pressure relating to driving and drinking.
Objectives:
 1. Explain how alcohol affects the mental & physical abilities. 2. Define & determine Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). 3. List & Explain factors that affect BAC. 4. Compare myths and truths.
Materials:
 pencil, notebook, Driveright, DVD "Keys to Teaching Success" by Pearson DriverRight
Introduction:
 Alcohol is the leading cause of driver fatalities. Teenagers represent a significant percentage of alcohol abusers. The combination of inexperience and alcohol can be fatal for teenage drivers.
Development:
 All states enforce a minimum drinking age of 21. Laws against underage drinking and driving are vigorously enforced. Alcohol related programs have increased in schools and communities. Unfortunately, alcohol related collisions are still a major safety problem for young drivers.
Practice:
 Discuss Alcohol Facts, Types of Alcohol, The effects alcohol have on the Central Nervous System, Alcohol and your driving ability, Effects alcohol has on judgment & reasoning, behavior, vision, reflex, depth perception,and determining the level of intoxication. Class Activity - Use "Fatal Vision Goggles" which stimulates alcohol impairment to determine the effects alcohol has on a vision, motor skills such as stopping, balance, depth perceptions . (Drunk Busters Impairment Goggles Innocorp.Ltd:Fatal Vision Goggles)
Accommodations:
 "Books on tape" are used with reading disability students Peer tutoring, group discussions Cars equipped with handicapped apparatuses
Checking For Understanding:
 Using the 3 points rubric scale below: 3 points: if students can correctly define and describe the effects alcohol have on the Central Nervous System, the types of alcohol, the effects of alcohol on blurred and peripheral vision and what determines the level of intoxication. 2 points: if students can correctly define and describe the effects alcohol have on the Central Nervous System, the types of alcohol, the effects of alcohol on blurred and peripheral vision. 1 point: if students can define or describe the effects alcohol have on the Central Nervous System or blurred and peripheral vision.
Closure:
 Students will be given a post-it sheet and asked to write and explain briefly two effects that drinking can have on ones' behavior,judgment & reasoning, vision or Central Nervous System. Then Students will post this paper on the door as they leave the room, making sure they have identified it.
Evaluation:
 Students will be given a written test at the end of the unit.
Teacher Reflections:
 Teacher will do a reflection using the post-it notes,students input during class discussions, and after checking students' test to see if information was taught effectively.

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