Challenges and Choices Primary
Challenges and Choices is a resource book designed to assist teachers who want to program resilience, drug education and road safety activities.
Learning experiences in the Teacher Resource are grouped into five focus areas:
Focus Area 1 Resilience and wellbeing
Focus Area 2 Drug education
Focus Area 3 Passenger safety
Focus Area 4 Pedestrian safety
Focus Area 5 Safety on wheels
A range of effective teaching and learning strategies are used to engage students in the content of each focus area.
The family information sheets (fact sheets) provided in each focus area can be downloaded and sent home to give parents ideas on how to build their child’s resilience and personal and social capability skills (such as helpful thinking, coping strategies, recognising emotions and asking for help) that are useful when faced with making informed decisions and manage drug and road safety related situations. Some of the topics include storage of medications and hazardous products in the home, the effects of passive smoking, how to teach children to cross roads, and choosing the right bicycle helmet and child car restraint.
These resilience-related posters can also be used with the Challenges and Choices resources.
This resource refers to slideshows and PDFs stored on a CD-Rom. Please contact SDERA to access those resources.
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Challenges and Choices K/PP
Focus Area 3: Passenger safety
Focus Area 4: Pedestrian safety
Focus Area 5: Safety on wheels
Teaching and learning strategies
K/PP Alcohol and other drugs assessment task sample
K/PP Resilience and wellbeing assessment task sample