• MacArthur High School Driver Education (Classroom)

    Syllabus/Outline

     

    Grade Scale

    A    90-100

                                                                                     B   80-89

    C   70-79

    D   60-69

     

    Course Outline:  

    August 20 – September 4

     DAY 1 and Day 2: Introduction to Driver Education. (Classroom Management/Expectations.)

    Study Guide #1:

    • Ch. 1, 2  Rules of the Road Book (RRB) > The Driver’s License
    • Ch. 1:     Drive Right Textbook > Your responsibilities; The Driving Task

     

    September 8 – September 11

    Study Guide #2:

    • Ch. 3, 4, and 5   RRB > Traffic Laws; Graduated License Program; Sharing the Road.

     

     

    September 14 – 17

    Study Guide #3:

    • Ch.6, 7, and 8:  RRB > Driving Under the Influence; Traffic Crashes; Revocation and Suspension

     

    September 18 – 24 (Fill out license applications – in blue or black ink only)

    Study Guide #4:

    • Ch.9, 10:  RRB > Traffic Signs, signals, and pavement markings.
    • Ch. 2:     Driver Right Textbook > Signs, Signals, and Pavement Markings

     

    September 22 – September 25

    Study Guide #5:

    • Ch. 11 – 13:  RRB > Safe Driving Tips; Owning a Vehicle

     

    September 24 – September 29

    • Review for State License Exam/ Make-up/Video
    • Return signed license applications
    • Vision Test given in class (bring glasses or contacts)
    • Bring $20 check made out to Ill. Secretary of State. Students who do not pass the license test will have checks returned to them.

     

    September 30 and October 1:

    State Written License Exam > Students must pass this exam with a score of 80% or better to be eligible for their instruction permit. Students are given only one opportunity to pass this test at the school. If 80% is not achieved on the test at school, then students may retake the exam at the License Facility off of N. Woodford. This Test cannot be retaken until the day permits are issued.  Instructor will have to issue a signed completion letter along with a signed application to be taken to the License Facility on the day permits are issued.

     

    OCTOBER 2nd and 3rd> Last day to bring money for permits ($20 check made out to Ill. Secretary of State.

     

     

    September 30 – October 5

    Scheduling Cards filled out.

    Behind the Wheel Fee collected for Session 2 drivers. Checks made payable to DPS#61 for $50. Oldest 32 students who have paid will be scheduled for Session 2 BTW > Oct. 19 – Dec. 4.

    • Chapter 3:  Driver Right Textbook (DRT) > Basic Vehicle Control

     

     

    October 2 – 16

    • Chapter 4: DRT > IPDE Process
    •  Begin “The Drive Program” (Use of situations to illustrate the IPDE process – group work)
    • -Also- show videos on DUI (“Sudden Impact”); Posters on DUI and or seatbelt use.

    END 1st QTR.

     

    2nd  Quarter

    October 19 – October 29

    • Chapter 5, 6:  DRT > Natural Laws and Car Control; Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers; Turns(proper lanes to turn into)
    • Drive Program

     

    October 30 – November 9

    • Chapter 7 and 9 DRT > Negotiating Intersections (Right of Way); Driving in Urban Areas; Major check points for left turns at unprotected intersection and right turns on red.
    • Use of “The Drive Program”

     

    November 5 – November 16

    • Chapter 10 – 11 DRT > Rural and Expressway Driving; Use of “The Drive Program”

     

    November 17 – December 2

    ·         Chapter 12, 13 DRT > Driving in Adverse Conditions; Handling Emergencies

    ·         Partner Presentations 

    ·          “The Drive Program”

     

     December 3 – December 10

    • Chapter 16, 17: DRT > Buying and Owning a Vehicle; Maintaining Your Vehicle (Maintenance Folder)
    • Chapter 18: DRT > Planning your travel – Map reading.

     

    December 11 – 15

    Final Exam Review

     

    December 16 – 18

    * FINAL EXAM (Comprehensive final)

     

    ASSESSMENT TOOLS:

    • A Driver Ed. Folder is required.  All material is kept in this and brought to class everyday.  These will be graded.
    • Worksheets highlighting the major points of each Chapter/Topic
    • Quizzes over Introductory material, textbook reading, lectures, and videos.
    • Presentations and posters
    • Article Presentation – Newspaper, magazine, and/or internet material summarized by the student.
    • Video Participation – You are required to be a good listener during a video.
    • Self-made informational folders (covering basic maintenance and emergency driving situations)
    • Unit Tests/Exams  (TBA)