The creation of this lesson plan was inspired by an episode
of The Oprah Winfrey Show
that focused on the dangers of distracted driving.
Phone Zone" lesson plan
will educate students on the dangers associated with distracted driving (texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving).
According to a 2009 Pew Internet Study:
- One in three (34%) texting teens ages 16-17 say they have texted while driving. That translates into 26% of all American teens ages 16-17;
- Half (52%) of cell-owning teens ages 16-17 say they have talked on a cell phone while driving. That translates into 43% of all American teens ages 16-17;
- 48% of all teens ages 12-17 say they have been in a car when the driver was texting;
- 40% say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger.
I've released this lesson plan under Creative Commons,
so it's free to use and share with other educators.