Driver Education Homepage
Hi, Parents of Summer 2013 Driver Education students!
To enroll in Driver Education, a student must be 14 years of age on or before May 28, 2013.
Due to the Memorial Day weekend, the first week of driver education will meet Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday June 1, 2013. Classroom instruction will resume Monday, June 3 through Friday June 7.
Students are assigned to either the 9:00-12:00 noon morning session or the 1:00-4:00 p.m. afternoon session. State policy requires that all students receive 30 hours of classroom instruction (3 hours/day for 10 days) and successfully meet the class work requirements.
The student will also be required to complete 6 hours of driving time and 6 hours of observation time.
An enrollment fee of $100 is due by April 15, 2013. Contact the High School office at 243-2452.
Please see important dates below.
Thank you for your support of Concordia High School and the Driver Education program.
IMPORTANT DATES TO ENROLL FOR SUMMER 2012 !!!
April 15 Driver Ed Parent Meeting 6:00 p.m. CHS Media Center
Instructor: Virginia Thull
This web site:
a. is accessible year round to parents and students by accessing usd333.com
b. Serves as a class syllabus and lists course description, class materials needed, links to driving laws and class assignments.
c. provides links and videos to supplement the classroom textbook.
Driver Education Course Description
Driver education students will study and practice using the mental, physical, and social skills required of a safe driver. Instruction will cover knowledge of the laws and the techniques required for safe and responsible driving. They will receive in class and behind the wheel instruction. Students who achieve proficiency in classroom work and behind the wheel instruction will receive a certificate of completion to be presented at the local Department of Motor Vehicle Office. Students must be 14 years of age prior to the first day of classroom instruction. A vsion test and classroom fees will be required. Materials used will include the Kansas State Driver Handbook, the Drive Right textbook published by Scott Foresman Addison Wesley and Internet sites.
1. You may obtain an Instructional Permit from Division of Motor Vehicles located in the basement of the courthouse. For more information access http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/dmvdlstations.pdf
2. A pencil and pen
3. In summer of 2013, the fees for Drivers Education are $100
Kansas Driving Handbook online
1. The student will complete the required classroom assignments
with an 80% or better competency on each worksheet or test.
A grade of 0 will be recorded in the grade book if the student does not achieve the 80% or better grade on a test. If the assignment is missing, the student needs to complete the work or re-do the assignment. Please allow a couple of days for me to grade and record the paperwork. Thank you.
2. The student will perform the required driving tasks with an 80% or better competency on each driving skill. A minimum of 6 hours of in-car driving will be scheduled.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: As we study each chapter, the student's main responsibilities and priorities during the class period are:
1. Read the assigned chapter at home prior to class.
2. Complete and turn in on time the required worksheets as assigned by the teacher.
3. Be attentive in class.
4. Re-take worksheets or tests to achieve a grade of 80% or better. Tests are not to be taken home.
DO NOT LET RE-TAKE ASSIGNMENTS ACCUMULATE !
To the students: Thanks to all of you for being attentive listeners and thanks to those of you who contribute verbally during class.
Driver License laws changed at the end of 2009. Read about the changes.
Driver License information
Hours and Address of Driver License Examination station
Kansas Accident Statistics
Kansas Statutes found in Statute Table of Contents in chapter 8
"Automobiles and other vehicles"
Jan. 2011 Kansas texting while driving is illegal
Kansas Road Conditions
Brochures from Kansas Dept. of Transportation
Traffic Violations --Kansas Highway Patrol website
Including information about:
a. alcohol or DUI violations for persons under 21
c. following too closely
d. what to do if you are stopped
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS (not all are listed)
For each assignment:
neatly write your full and legal name on each paper. Put it on the line provided or put it in the top right corner of the paper.
list the class period
mark answers neatly
don't turn in wrinkled papers
do not write answers to worksheets on a separate paper
Read Kansas Driving Handbook
Complete Kansas Driving Handbook Test #1
List handbook page numbers next to the question.
Complete Kansas Driving Handbook Test #2
(grade as class; correct missed questions; turn in test and corrections)
CHAPTERS are taught in the following order. A chapter test is given for each chapter.
Watch the Don't Text and Drive video
ASSIGNMENTS TO BE COMPLETED:
Assignment color code:
Green means it is due, 'go for it'
Orange means it is due soon so construct a plan
Blue means it is overdue!
Red means the deadline is set or over
Chapter 1 You are the Driver
Read Chapter 1
Chapter Review page 16
Chapter 1 test
Rags to Riches HTS http://www.quia.com/rr/460623.html
511 Travel information
Chapter 4 Managing Risk With the IPDE Process
Read Ch. 4
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 4 TEST
Rags to Riches http://www.quia.com/rr/460624.html
Making Safe Driving Decisions: The IPDE Process
Chapter 3 Basic Vehicle Control
Read chapter 3
What Am I
Chapter Review page 58
Ch 3 Test
Click on the links below to learn about and watch videos about Safety Technology
Safety Technology Factsheet
use the Safety Technology factsheet link above to answer the questions on the assigned worksheet Safety Technology Worksheet (click here to access worksheet)
(Save worksheet to your H drive file)
Click on this link, scroll to the end of the page and watch the three videos listed below. http://www.safercar.gov/staticfiles/safetytech/st_landing.htm#st_tabs
Electronic Stability Control --watch video
Lane Departure Warning -- watch video
Forward Collision -- watch video
After watching the videos, one person in each group is assigned to explain to their group what they learned about a particular video. Each person in the group explains a different video.
Click on the Quia link below: Inside and Outside Car Parts
Complete the test.
Chapter 3 Basic Car Controls --review quiz
How to properly adjust the mirrors.
Watch the 4 videos below and discuss with a classmate three things you learned from each video.
Fluids that keep your car running video
Washer Aim Video
Read this article:
5-star safety ratings such as safety technology, child safety and tires
Safety Tips: No More Backing Blind
How a Safety Belt Works
Child Passenger Safety Act and Safety Belt Use Act
Read this article:
Watch DVD "Drive For Life" National Safe Driving Test
WATCH VIDEO: DRIVE RIGHT EXPRESSWAY DRIVING
Chapter 6 Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers
Read chapter 6
Complete the worksheets:
Sequence the Steps
Chapter 6 Test
Defensive Driving: Skills Test
2009 Drive Right "Behind the Wheel" DVD
Video: "If You Live" 14 min
Video: The Right Way: Vehicle Interaction -- Write 10 points the video taught. Turn this assignment in.
Chapter 7 Negotiating Intersections
Word Search Puzzle
Choosing the Correct Turn
Chapter 7 Test
Defensive Driving: Turns
Roundabouts -- click on the links below and read the articltp://www.ksdot.org/roundabouts/
Roundabouts in Kansas video -- go to this webpage and click on the video link http://www.ksdot.org/burtrafficeng/Roundabouts/Roundabout_guide/roundaboutguide.asp
Two Way Left Turns http://www.ksdot.org/burTrafficSaf/brochures/turnlanes.asp
Railroad Quiz http://www.ksoli.org/safetyquiz.asp
Railroad Crossings http://www.ksoli.org/
Chapter 2 Signs, Signals and Roadway Markings
Assignments 1 through 7 are to be completed and handed in at the end of class on
1. During class today, read chapter 2 in the textbook. You may read silently or out loud with the person assigned to your table. You may not move from your assigned seat to join a classmate although the para will be reading the book aloud if you wish to join that group.
2. Message Match Activity 1 Only one answer per blank, some letters used more than once
3. Searching for Signs Activity 2 On the line under the sign, write what color the sign would be. You do not have to locate these signs. Just learn what color they are. Use the textbook and the Kansas Driving Handbook to find out what color the signs are.
4. Chapter Review page 36 use your textbook to answer these questions
5. Kansas Driving Handbooks read pages 29-46
6.Signs, Signals and Roadway Markings -answer the 25 pt. quiz
7.Traffic Sign Shapes -- complete this matching assignment
8. Chapter 2 Test
Watch video Signs, Signals and Markings 17:40
If you finish the above assignments read these links:
Signs, Signals and Speed limits
Traffic Signals http://www.ksdot.org/burTrafficSaf/brochures/trafsig.asp
Establishing Speed Limits
Pedestrian Signals http://www.ksdot.org/burTrafficSaf/brochures/pedsignal.asp
Work Zone safety http://www.ksdot.org/burTrafficSaf/workzones.asp
Chapter 8 Sharing the Roadway
Sharing the Roadway
Kansas Road Team handout
Chapter 8 Test
Read these articles
Chapter 5 Natural Laws and Car Control
Video: Natural Laws and Car Control from 'The Right Way' series
Chapter 5 Test
Natural Laws and Risk Management http://www.quia.com/mc/624911.html
Chapter 10 Driving in Rural Areas
Read Chapter 10 Driving in Rural Areas
Activity 15-1 page 127 Practice Passing
Activity 15-2 page 128 Hidden Message/Word Puzzle
Defensive Driving: Proper Following Distance
Chapter 10 Test
Watch videos "City Driving" and "Dangerous Crossings" Take notes over video. Turn notes in at end of class period.
Copy onto notebook paper, the "Right Lane Laws" and the "Move It" law found at the link below.
Click on this link: http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/general/road_laws.html
Copy onto notebook paper, the age, requirements, conditions, permit duration and penalties for the Instruction/Learner's permit and the Restricted License for 15.5-16 year olds, Use of Wireless Devices and Grandfather clause.
Complete page 217 "Reviewing Chapter Objectives" Write out the question and answer for questions 1-15
Complete page 218 "Chapter Test" Write out the question and answer for questions 1-13
On page 219, write out the question and answer for questions 1-4
15 minutes to watch Drive Right video 2 Write 10 points the video teaches. Turn this assignment in.
Rags to Riches http://www.quia.com/rr/380171.html (can also be accessed through Driver Ed web site)
Watch videos. For each video watched, write 5 important points the video teaches:
"So You Think You're Going to Live Forever" -- patrolman speaks
"Almost Home"-- drowsy driving
"Semi-Conscious" -- sharing the road with trucks
" Be Sensible" -- avoid distractions when driving & class discussion
Chapter 11 Driving on Expressways
Right on Red and Highway Merging
Chapter 11 Test
Watch video: Road Rage -- show in 8th hr 3-23
Rags to Riches http://www.quia.com/rr/461176.html
Chapter 12 Driving in Adverse Conditions
Read chapter 12
Chapter 12 Test
Watch video: Driving in Adverse Conditions Write 10 things you learned from the video.
Rags to Riches http://www.quia.com/rr/461178.html
511 Travel Information http://www.ksdot.org/offTransInfo/511Info/511travelerinfo.asp
Driving in Winter Weather http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/press/brochures/winterdrive.pdf
Steps to winter storm survival in a motor vehicle.
Skid School Slideshow
Chapter 13 Handling Emergencies
1. Read chapter 13 individually or with assigned partner
As a class read the following articles:
Driving Tips and what to do if there is an accident
What to do if you are stopped
2. Watch video: The Right Way: Emergency Situations
3. Complete the following worksheets:
Chapter 13 Handling Emergencies: Complete a Chart
Chapter 13 Handling Emergencies: What is the question? puzzle
Chapter 13 Review page 286
Chapter 13 Test
Complete Kansas Highway Patrol crash log activity followed by class discussion over the worksheet.
Video: Be sensible: don't drive yourself to distraction 8 min followed by class discussion using educator's guide
DVD: Advance Your Knowledge Maintenance or click on this link to view online.
As a class, read brochures from Advance Auto Parts
Read articles about how to save gas
Read online: Introduction to Auto Insurance
Chapter 14 Effects of Driver Condition
Chapter 14 Test
Rags to Riches http://www.quia.com/rr/461179.html
Chapter 15 Alcohol, Other Drugs and Driving
Word Search Puzzle
Highway Patrol handout
Chapter 15 Test
Rags to Riches http://www.quia.com/rr/461177.html
Drunk Driving http://www.channelone.com/news/alcohol_programs/
Complete Unit Test 1
Complete Unit Test 2
Complete Unit Test 3
Complete Unit Test 4
For each question missed on the Unit Tests, rewrite the question and correct answer once on a separate piece of paper. This assignment is due at the end of today's class period.
REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM
FINAL EXAM -- 75 points multiple choice
Click on the link below to use the online version of the Kansas Driving Handbook to find page numbers for the Kansas Driving handbook test.