Stranger Danger

Assist scholars in making safe choices with a lesson all about strangers. After a discussion about instinct and what a stranger is, pupils listen to the story Ruby by Michael Emberley. Pairs work together to read a scenario and share how they would behave. Independently, participants complete a gameboard worksheet that challenges them to help an individual walk home from school safely using rules they've acquired from the lesson. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Before conducting the lesson in class, send a letter home to parents and guardians to inform them of the lesson's objectives and ways they can reinforce safety outside of school 
  • Invite a police officer to speak to the class about best practices in staying safe around strangers 
  • Revisit the lesson before long breaks from school to remind learners how to stay safe while they are away 
Classroom Considerations
  • Younger pupils may require more support with lesson parts 
  • An interactive whiteboard is optional 
  • Ideas for differentiation and lesson extension are provided 
  • The lesson offers skills learners will benefit from now and as they grow older 
  • Peers are encouraged to help one another 
  • None