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    TENTH GRADE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    DRIVER’S ED 

      Mrs. Melissa Blair

    mlblair@henry.k12.va.us

    276-629-1731 School

     

    UPDATED/MODIFIED SYLLABUS DUE TO COVID19 AND ONLINE LEARNING 2020

          

     

    TEXT:   Students will use the VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) issued Teen Driving Module Books, as well as Powerpoints from VDOE to be used in conjunction with the workbooks.

     

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:

     At this time, traditional physical education will not be offered , BUT students will be asked to perform various physical activities at home and log their hours. Logs will be turned in weekly.

    Classroom instruction includes driver’s education. Classroom and in-car driver education focus on safe driving attitudes, time, space, and distance perception, skill development, and recognition of appropriate response to hazards in the ever-changing driving environment. Students apply basic driving skills in low-to-moderate traffic situations and progress to demonstration of skill proficiency in more complex traffic situations. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on extensive supervised practice with a licensed parent or guardian to develop precision in the use of skills, processes, and responsibilities.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    *In Driver’s Education students will be introduced to the requirements of  becoming a safe and responsible driver.

    *In Physical Education, students will participate in various types of individual physical activities and recreational activities in order to understand the importance of lifelong participation in physical activity.

         

    COURSE CONTENT COVERED

    Driver’s Education

    Module 1: Program Goals & Licensing Laws, Signs, Signals and Pavement Markings

    Module 2: Understanding the Highway Transportation System, Maintaining Your Vehicle, Approaching Your Vehicle

    Module 3: Laws of Nature,Vision & Driving, Vehicle Reference Points and Establishing Lane Position, Basic Maneuvering-Steering & Braking

    Module 4: Assessing and Managing Risk, Components of the Space Management System, Using the SEEiT Space Management System, Moving the Vehicle, Turnabouts and Parking

    Module 5: Intersections, Curves, Hills and Mountains, Parking, Expressway Driving

    Module 6: Sharing the Roadway with Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Mopeds/Scooters, Motorcycles, Large Vehicles, School Buses, Recreational Vehicles, & Trains, Work Zone Safety

    Module 7: Distracted Driving, Driver Performance and Driver Fatigue, Effects of Emotions, Aggressive Driving

    Module 8: Alcohol Facts, Alcohol, Motor Vehicle Crashes and the Law, Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs on the Driving Task, Resisting Negative Peer Pressure

    Module 9: Visibility, Severe Weather Conditions, Occupant Protection, Highway Safety Design, Vehicle Design and Technology, Dangerous Road Conditions, Emergency Recovery & Controlling Consequences, Reporting Crashes

    Module 10: Vehicle Warning Systems, Vehicle Malfunctions, Handling Special Vehicles and Pulling a Trailer

    Module 11: Insuring a Vehicle, Purchasing a Vehicle, Trip Planning

     

    DRIVER’S ED. GRADING

    Grades will be based on students’ performance on quizzes, tests, homework assignments, class assignments, partner activities, group work, class discussions, debates, projects, contents of notebook and exams ( Partner/group work etc. currently suspended for fall of 2020)

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Physical education for the semester of Fall 2020, will be done virtually two days per week. Students will be asked to turn in an activity log every Friday  (or once per 4 weeks)-TBD



     

    • Video Conferencing will be implemented into this course. The platform could vary, but please view the video below on the appropriate way to handle/act in a Zoom meeting. 
    • How do I behave in a Zoom meeting?