Project Name: The Fire Safety Project
Teacher: Mrs. Randi Lembke
Subjects/Grade Level: Kindergarten Social Studies and Science with integrated elements of language arts and math)
Project Idea: Students will create a safety plan presentation utilizing technology as the means of educating their fellow students.
Duration: Four, one-hour sessions
ISTE Standards Addressed:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and
make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
W.K.6. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
SL.K.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Minnesota State Standards Addressed:
Social Studies VII D: Students will describe examples of specific services provided by government.
Language Arts 0.6.2.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Language Arts 0.6.6.6: With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Language Arts 0.8.8.8: With prompting and support, create an individual or shared multimedia work for a specific purpose.
21st Century Skills:
Students will practice several of the skills noted by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills during the creation of their presentation.
- Creativity and Innovation
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Communication and Collaboration
- Media and Technology Skills
Driving Question: How can I be safe around fire?
- What does fire look like?
- What damage can a fire cause?
- How does a fire start?
- What does a fire need to burn?
- Who can help in the event of a fire?
- What steps should I take when I see fire?
- What items are considered dangerous because of their relation to fire?
- How can I escape my home in the event of a fire?
- How can I escape my school or other public buildings in the event of a fire?
- How can I be safe when outdoors and near a fire pit/burning pile?
- What should I do if my clothes catch fire?
- What should I do if I find dangerous, fire-related items?
Students will travel to the local fire hall for a a tour and discussion on fire safety. The students will be provided with information to get them started on their research. They will also view fire trucks, the hall, fire fighters and their gear, and have the opportunity to ask professionals questions they have already considered. This will also spark interest in the project.