Drug abuse Teacher Resources
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Drug Abuse Affects Decision Making
In this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, students read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
7th - 9th Health 51 Views 138 Downloads
The Drug Dope Show
In small groups, learners research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug types, addiction/recovery processes, and the effects of drug abuse.
9th - 12th Health 32 Views 141 Downloads
Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of problems related to drug use are greater than the odds of many other events.
5th - 10th Science 126 Views 98 Downloads
Prescription Drug Abuse Series "Changes for Life"
Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In 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.
7th - 10th Health 45 Views 212 Downloads
Commercial Time. Don't Turn that Channel!
Middle schoolers review information on drug abuse and types of drugs and then learn about alcohol and other drug abuse in a hands on activity. In addition, they learn about kinds of drugs and the effects of drug abuse on the body.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Students warn others about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. In this personal health lesson, students research the effects of addiction and share their findings with their classmates. Students then create posters or songs that discourage drug use.
6th - 8th Health 16 Views 62 Downloads
Getting it Straight
Learners create a drug abuse survey to evaluate their parents' knowledge of the current drug abuse problems in our country. They develop questions, vote on the top ten for the survey, and tally the anonymous results. This is the third lesson in the "Getting it Straight" lesson activities.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
Bush Plans Hit on Drug Use
Pupils explore the topic of drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Bush Plans Hit on Drub Abuse," respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads
Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High
Learners explore over-the-counter drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson plan, 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 84 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessons: Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
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.
6th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 51 Downloads
Crossing the Synaptic Gap
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in which the numbers that appear on the dice represent the number of incoming signals and the number of signals inhibited by drugs.
5th - 10th Science 81 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Drug Abuse in Social Settings: A Serious Task for Teens
Students discuss why drug abuse risk is higher in social settings. For this health science lesson, students interpret real life statistics on teen drug use. They describe refusal and prevention strategies.
6th - 12th Health 18 Views 97 Downloads
Prescriptions for Disaster?
Students share opinions about prescription drugs and prepare public service campaigns to inform peers and adults about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Their ads also offer prevention techniques and possible methods of treatment.
6th - 12th Health 14 Views 99 Downloads
Science In Society
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.
5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads