Learn to Be Smart and Safe with Medicine

Begin educating young people on how to be smart and safe with medicine. Use a set of workbook pages to explore what symptoms are, uses for medications, how to read prescription and over-the-counter medicine labels, and who to trust when it comes to accepting medicine from other people.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a word wall with vocabulary words like germs, immune system, prescription medicine, antibiotics, symptoms, Rx, dosage, prescribed, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used as a supplement to a larger drug or drug prevention unit
Pros

  • Allows learners to identify parts of a medicine label
  • Shows the difference in over-the-counter and prescription medicine labels
  • Comes with a set of additional resources for teacher use and to send home to parents
Cons

  • None