Tuesday, August 6, 2013

NCDOT Launches New Bicycle and Pedestrian Curriculum for Children

On May 9, NCDOT staff and partners celebrated the launch of the new Let’s Go NC! bicycle and pedestrian safety curriculum for children with a special unveiling at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. 

The Let’s Go NC! curriculum, developed by NCDOT in conjunction with ITRE, replaces the “Basics of Bicycling” curriculum and will be used by schools, clubs, after school programs, law enforcement and other groups. 

The curriculum consists of lesson plans, materials, and supplemental tools that will equip a first time user or experienced professional with everything they need to teach elementary-aged children grades K-5 about bicycling and walking safely. It is divided into two primary lesson sets: Let’s Go Walking and Let’s Go Biking. Each lesson set has 3 distinct teaching levels divided by grade – K-1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 4th and 5th. It features hands-on learning and skill-building activities, as well as math, reading, social studies, science, art and music. 

All curriculum materials, including lesson plans, lesson videos and guidance materials for instructors, are easily accessible online.

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