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Alcohol Teacher Resources
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Students research the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol on the body. In small groups they read and discuss a fact sheet about alcohol, and create a news article complete with illustrations and downloaded pictures to inform others about facts they should know about alcohol.
Middle schoolers examine consumer traits. In this economics instructional activity, 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.
Students 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"
Fifth graders study diseases that are related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, both prescription and illegal. They determine illnesses that can occur as a direct result of the use of or inappropriate use of these substances. They attempt to perform tasks after spinning around to become dizzy, listen to speakers, and determine other problems associated with these substances.
Students examine drug and alcohol abuse by American teens. For 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.
Eleventh graders explore the origins of the Prohibition Movement in the United States. In small groups, they analyze the influence of World War I in the passage of the eighteenth amendment. Students explain how different demographics of society responded to the Prohibition Movement. They explain how alcohol began to be sold on the Black-market once it was outlawed.
Students investigate buoyancy by participating in a lab experiment. In this density instructional activity, students utilize vinegar and alcohol in beakers and attempt to float different items in them. Students analyze which items float and do not while calculating the density of each item.
Students examine how to make positive health decisions. They determine the factors that lead to healthy growth and development such as proper nutrition, physical fitness, and no drug or alcohol abuse. In small groups, they examine case scenarios to determine where the participants would be on a health continuum and what they decisions should be made to increase their healthy living.