Submitted by Larry Stinn

Pleasant Hill students in grades K thorugh 4 had an instructional unit on gun safety as part of PE class. Eddie Eagle, a cartoon bird, taught them what to do if you or a friend finds a gun:

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The children studied vocabulary words like "trustworthy" and "real/pretend." They talked about pictures of safe and unsafe situations. They did role-plays of situations where they or a friend find a gun. The importance of telling an adult at home or at school was stressed.

At the conclusion of the unit they received Certificates of Merit for all they had learned. The students had the most fun with the role plays and did an outstanding job on them.

Teachers Steve Albaugh, who received special training to teach Eddie Eagle, and Kim Batten provided the instruction. Eddie Eagle was created by the National Rifle Association as part of an effort to reduce the number of firearm accidents among children.

Talia Brady, Kayla Roberts, Leslie Garrett and Danielle Little role- play a situation in which a friend finds a gun.

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