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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The I-STOP law was designed to regulate the distribution and tracking of prescription drugs. After reading an article about its signing and implementation, middle and high schoolers work together to come up with their own ideas for an...
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Drugs Awareness

For Teachers 10th Standards
The final lesson in a series of 10 focusing on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health investigates the effects of legal and illegal substances, their risks, and the consequences of their misuse.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers take a quiz about substance abuse, then discuss the answers. They read and analyze the top five reasons students give for using alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and discuss ways for them to make healthy choices.
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Idioms Quiz: Law 1

For Students 6th - 7th
In this online idioms quiz worksheet, students read the example idioms about law used in the sentences. Students select the best answer to complete the 10 online exercises.
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Due Process Conversations with Leaders in the Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students speak with leaders in the different aspects of law in the community.
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Fitness

For Students 4th - 8th
In this fitness worksheet, students explain why it is important to be healthy, clean, and fit. In addition, they keep a record of their daily meals and snacks for a week and describe what meals are best for them and why. Finally,...
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Forged, fake and Phony Pharmaceuticals

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the reasons people make counterfeit drugs and how they affect public safety. In this law and policy lesson, students discuss and identify phony pharmaceuticals and then  draft a law which is intended to prevent drug...
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Radio Program #5: Moonshining

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars interpret the conditions that surrounded the "moonshining industry" in southeastern Ohio. Interview people who may have been influenced by some experience with someone involved in this type of industry. Prohibition laws...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Seventh Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Having a hard time defining bullying with your seventh graders? Discuss the different types of behavior one would see in a bullying situation with a series of lessons, worksheets, and group activities.
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Cause and Effect

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the effects of using drugs, alcohol and tobacco. They work together in groups to list the harmful effects of each substance. They share their harmful effects with the class.
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State v. Russell, Minnesota Supreme Court

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of court decisions. In this Minnesota Supreme Court lesson, students read the State v. Russell case study regarding cocaine drug use. Students take notes on the case and respond to discussion questions...
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Protection

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create dolls in a variety of skin tones to help reinact different community helpers. They make a helping hands mural on butcher block paper. They adopt a doll and demonstrate how to treat others gently. They discuss along...
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People Who Care

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders brainstorm how they care about certain people in their lives. They discuss how they take care of those people or pets. They draw a picture of the people who care about them.
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—10th Grade

For Students 10th
Two lessons, "What Does Cyber Bullying Look Like?" and "Factors Influencing My Reporting the Bullying of Others," serve as examples of the 12 included in a Bully Free curriculum. Each plan includes discussion questions, an activity, and...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Ninth Grade

For Students 9th
"Bullying and Prejudice" and "Do You Cyber Bully," two lessons from a complete Bully Free program, serve as samples of the approach used in a unit designed to bring awareness to and to combat bullying. Each activity asks class members to...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—11th Grade

For Teachers 11th Standards
It takes courage to stand up to bullies. Two sample lessons from a complete Bully Free curriculum, "Courageous and Brave Bystanders" and "Assertiveness Skills for Bullied Students and Empowered Bystanders" provide participants with...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—12th Grade

For Students 12th Standards
Two sample lessons from a curriculum unit on bullying provide high school seniors with an opportunity to assess their online and cell phone behavior and to consider how they can offer support to bullied students. Each plan includes an...
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Sentence Fragments

For Students 7th - 9th
Tired of finding sentence fragments in your students' writing? Use this straightforward activity to help them identify when a sentence is not complete. Sixteen sentences prompt learners to rewrite fragments as parts of a complete...
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Requiring HPV vaccine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the HPV vaccine and discover what it is supposed to do. In gropus, they consult with doctors and local health officials to discover the possible side effects of the vaccine and presents their findings to the class. They...
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Developing Adolescents

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why to young people act the way they do? Scholars investigate the stages of adolescent development incorporating high school psychology techniques. Using research from the American Psychological Association, they uncover the five areas...
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The Harmful Effects of Tobacco

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a skit, story or short film.  In this health and tobacco lesson, 4th graders view a PowerPoint about tobacco, discuss the parts of the body that can be harmed by smoking and work in small groups to create a...
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Sex Under the Influence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review how HIV is and is not transmitted, and examine the affects of alcohol on sexual risk-taking. They also consider their own risks, and develop plans for self protection.
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Malcolm X

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Malcolm X and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Your Role as a Taxpayer: Why Pay Taxes?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the basic rationale, nature, and consequences fo taxes. They describe why governments need taxes as revenue to provide goods and servicesin this series of activities.

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