How can Safe Routes to School be used in the traditional classroom curriculum?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and safety education can be integrated into traditional classroom subjects to meet education standards in many ways. Examples include:

  • Math: Calculating average walking speeds or distances.
  • Science: Walking outdoors to collect samples and observe nature.
  • Learning about climate change, pollution and how walking and bicycling can play a protective role.
  • Reading: Reading about nature or walking.
  • Language arts: Writing about walking or what is seen on the route to school.
  • Art: Designing posters to encourage walking.
  • Geography: Tracking students' walking and bicycling mileage and plotting it on a map.
  • Health: Learning about the cardiovascular system. Calculating heart rate and using pedometers to count steps.

For more information on integrating bicycle and pedestrian education in the classroom, see the SRTS National Partnership's Bicycle and Pedestrian Curricula Guide.

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