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Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. For this drug awareness lesson, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society. This lesson includes a project an assessment, web resources, and worksheets.
Students explore over-the-counter drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
To practice their emerging language skills, English Learners read an article, "Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking." They complete six matching questions, 29 fill-in-the-blanks, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Students examine statistics of teenagers using alcohol and marijuana. In groups, they brainstorm the reasons why they believe usage is higher than in years past. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios to help them realize the effect they are having on themselves and those around them. To end the instructional activity, they review the symptoms for someone high on drugs or alcohol.