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Students inspect the factors involved in blood alcohol concentration. They observe a Web-based driving simulation and discover the physical and mental impairments caused by alcohol. They calculate the blood alcohol content in various scenarios.
Middle schoolers examine consumer traits. For this economics lesson, students examine the separate histories of Prohibition and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Middle schoolers participate in a classroom simulation to discover how the movements dictated consumer behavior regarding alcohol.
Students develop an awareness of the behaviors signaling that a friend may be in trouble with alcohol or drugs of abuse. They practice ways to encourage a friend to seek out adult help by viewing a video, role-playing situations, writing a skit and creating an expressive collage.
Young scholars study/identify the effects of maternal consumption of alcohol at various stages of pregnancy. They study how a developing embryo needs a certain environment to evolve into a healthy fetus and healthy baby. They use the "Developmental Chart" and "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts" handouts to answer the questions on the "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts"
Young scholars explore alcohol use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Girls are Drinking Like Boys", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
Students consider the implications of the misuse of alcohol. In this personal health lesson plan, students visit selected websites to discover information about the misuse of alcohol and examine advertisements for alcohol.
What are the effects of alcoholism? This is one of three essential questions provided for the prereading of Crazy Lady by Jane Lesley Conly. The lesson is divided into 33 days, but a lot of this time accounts for in class reading. Assign some reading at home to shorten the unit. The culminating project is a brochure that states the effects and stages of the disease.
Third graders review safety rules about alcohol, tobacco and medicines. They learn healthy alternatives to using alcohol, tobacco and medicines. They recognize healthy and unhealthy choices
High schoolers examine drug and alcohol abuse by American teens. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Boomers Assess High School", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
Students state refusal skills to promote abstinence from tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. They work in cooperative teams to complete a blindfolded race through an obstacle course by identifying refusal skills.
Tenth graders test their saliva for enzyme activity. For this enzyme lesson, 10th graders conduct an experiment to test the enzymatic activity of their saliva. They relate the lack of certain digestive enzymes with alcoholism.
Students simulate the personal interactions in a family with an alcoholic parent. In this alcoholism lesson, students read a family situation. They simulate the interactions in the family and create a living sculpture of the dysfunction.
Students explore alcohol abuse. In this health journalism instructional activity, students read the USA Today article titled "The Kids are All Right", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
Students examine how drug and alcohol use diminishes our ability to perform tasks that require manual dexterity such as driving a vehicle. Using gloves and sunglasses students attempt tasks and compare it with the relationsip to an impaired driver.
Learners use skills that are directly related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug choices (e.g., refusal skills, decision making, stress reduction skills)
Fifth graders demonstrate effective use of assertive refusal skills when declining alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In this assertive refusal lesson plan, 5th graders role play peer pressure situation and write a brief essay on what they would do certain situations where peer pressure is put upon them.
In this practicing scenarios and describing how to handle them worksheet, learners read three scenarios about peer pressure and alcohol, write how they would react, explain their decisions and tell specifically what they might say or do in each situation. Students write three short essays.
Biology or health classmates read a case study about a family who is dealing with fetal alcohol syndrome. The PowerPoint that is supposed to be shown is not included, but there are a plethora of web resources that can be used to help you design a lecture on the topic. As a concluding activity, pupils work together to design a policy to help decrease the use of alcohol during pregnancy in their community and then write a letter to a government official using the data that they collected.
Students investigate the interference of various drugs on an embryo through experimentation. This is an open-ended lab to allow students to see effects of various chemicals humans choose to put in their bodies and create questions they can test in future experiments.