A lesson plan is a detailed description of the course of instruction for a lesson. They are based on the subject matter, teaching preference, and the needs of the students. For driver’s education purposes, the lesson plan should be geared towards teaching the students the knowledge needed to be a safe and courteous driver in both the classroom setting and the behind-the-wheel. Your lesson plan should tell how you will teach the material, not that you have the information to teach.
A lesson plan has many different looks. Some are strictly through lectures, which are narratives. Some are more visual, such as PowerPoint presentations. Today’s youth tend to be more visual learners, so a PowerPoint presentation with links to videos and other visual elements may be more appropriate. This is not to say you cannot have lectures, but the average student in this day and age tends to respond better to visual stimuli than just verbal ones. With that being said, a PowerPoint lesson plan is preferred and it should be sent via email or on a thumb drive. The average lesson plan is between 250 and 400 slides long.