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- Arin C., Special Education Teacher
- Chelsea, MA
Recreational Drugs Teacher Resources
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Pupils 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.
Learners 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 lesson plan, they review the symptoms for someone high on drugs or alcohol.
Students, working in groups, articulate their research of adolescent drug use and its effects. They investigate the misuse and abuse of various types of drugs and create a PowerPoint and oral group presentation explaining basic facts about the drug they researched and its harmful effects on adolescents.
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.
Students explore the controversy surrounding performance-enhancing drugs. In this current events lesson, students discuss the prevalence of drug use in the sports world and create poetry about sports. Older students may design a brochure that warns against the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
Students explore performance-related drug use. In this health journalism instructional activity, students read the USA Today article titled "Taking Pills Isn't the Answer", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article