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Signals for Safety

Grades 2-3
Social Studies


Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will research on the park’s website, listen to a text, and discuss the importance of safety signals.  The students will create a class list of safety signs and signals and use the “Show Me the Signs and Signals” worksheet to match signs with vehicles.  They will create a new safety sign or symbol that can be used at school.  They will also write a paragraph comparing a lighthouse to another safety signal.


Acadia National Park Quarter Reverse

United States Map

Show Me the Signs and Signals


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Signals for Safety

National Standards

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (

  • People, Places, and Environment

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