• 10th GRADE HEALTH

    Course Syllabus

     

    DESCRIPTION

    The tenth grade health course is designated Driver Education Theory, and as such is designed to help students become safe, knowledgeable drivers. The safe and proper operation of a motor vehicle is perhaps one of the most important skills to be mastered in contemporary society. The need for basic, personal transportation has become a fact of life, but serious responsibilities go along with the acquisition of the driving privilege. This course is dedicated to the concept of helping young drivers save lives – their lives as well as the lives of others. While taking the course, students will also learn about the basic traffic laws and rules of the road that apply to common everyday driving situations. 

     

    ORGANIZATION

    Number of Credits: 5 (10th Grade Physical Education and Health)

    Course Length: Approximately 46 days or one marking period

    Prerequisites: None

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    To introduce students to a basic knowledge of traffic laws and regulations that will result in good judgment in the driving task.

    To help young drivers understand that laws are made for the safety, convenience and well being of all.

    To emphasize the concept that being a responsible citizen is the key to a lifetime of safe driving.

    To help students learn specific points of information that will prepare them for the New Jersey State Driving Exam.

     

     

     

    COURSE TOPICS

     

    -NJ Driver License System

     

    -Steps to a Valid NJ Driver License

     

    -Driver Safety and Rules

     

    -Rules and Regulations for Safe Driving

     

    -Defensive Driving

     

    -Driver Privileges and Penalties

     

    -Drinking, Drugs and Driving

     

    -Other Road Users

     

    -Vehicle Information

     

    -Maps and Signs

     

    -Review- NJ State Driver Exam

     

    TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES

                License to Drive

                New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Driver Education Manual

     

    GRADING PLAN

                Coursework will be weighted as follows:

                1.   Tests/ Quizzes/ Projects 40%

    2.   Portfolio/ Class work 40%

    3.   Participation / Conduct 10%

    4.      Homework 10%

     

    CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT

    1.      No electronic devices in class.

    2.      Maintain respect for classmates.

    3.       Raise hands to question or comment.

     

    SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS

    1.      Get to class on time.

    2.      Be prepared for class (pencil, pen, note book).

    3.      Have fun!

     

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    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

     

               

    WEEK

                       TOPIC/ACTIVITY

    Week 1

    New Jersey Driver License System: Graduated Driver License (GDL), driver permits, 6 points of identification, driver tests

    Steps to a Valid License:

    Week 2

    Driver Safety and Rules: Vehicle restraints: car seats, seat belts, airbags, transporting infants and child passengers

    Week 3

    Safe Driving Rules and Regulations: car condition, driving skill maneuvers: starting, steering, braking, driving in reverse, parking

    Week 4

    Safe Driving Rules and Regulations: speed control, turning, yielding, passing, parking restrictions, vehicle lights, uncontrolled intersections, U turns, three point turns

     

    Week 5

    Defensive Driving: space cushions, three second rule, following distances, driving in inclement weather, reduced visibility

     

    Week 6

    Driver Privileges and Penalties: Students explore the fees, fines, penalties of violating motor vehicle laws

     

    Week 7

    Drinking, Drugs, and Driving: Students explore the dangers of being impaired by drugs or alcohol and driving

     

    Week 8

    Other Road Users, Vehicle Information, Maps and Signs

     

    Week 9

    Preparation and review for New Jersey State Driving Examination