Influences on Drug Use Teacher Resources

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Alcohol: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two activities ask high schoolers to consider the role of alcohol culture in their lives. First, groups analyze the types of appeals used in newspaper ads for alcoholic drinks and compare those images with what they have observed....
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Full Circle Advertising: A Look at Teen Alcohol Use and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze ads and learn about the effects of alcohol. Note that the PowerPoint mentioned in the procedure is not included, so you will need to prepare your own presentation. After the lecture, segue into fetal alcohol...
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Drug Use and Abuse: Past and Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pick your poison: tobacco, alcohol, opiates, cocaine, or marijuana. An online exhibition launches a research project that asks groups to select one of the five drugs and gather information on how the use of the drug and the regulations...
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"What's in an Ad?"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine how advertising and media shape attitudes about tobacco, alcohol and drug use. They look at advertisements from newspapers and magazines to determine what message the advertisers are conveying to their audience.
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Analyzing Media Messages

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Telling young people to just say no can be difficult in a world that inundates them with messages to just say yes. A lesson on media messages encourages teenagers to analyze song lyrics and advertisements that mention drugs and/or...
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Good Drugs, Bad Drugs

For Students 3rd - 4th
Add a science experiment on medicine and drugs to your health lesson. After reading a paragraph on the difference between helpful and harmful drugs, kids choose which pictures of bottles they could find at a pharmacy. The last activity...
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My Anti-Drug

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the benefits of alternatives to using drugs and alcohol. They discuss the concept of "the anti-drug," develop a list of alternative activities to be involved in, and design a poster illustrating their anti-drug of choice.
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Who Uses Club Drugs?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview others to gather information about club drug use and the misleading information that is portrayed in the media. They practice interviewing others before conducting the actual interviews on friends, and family members....
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Alcoholic Advertisements

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the effects of alcohol abuse. They analyze alcohol advertisements and consider whether the images presented in the ads are realistic or not. They discuss alternatives to drinking alcohol.
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Drug Free Poster Design

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create drug free posters on computers in order to promote the abstinence of not consuming drugs. They present their poster to the class with their small group. They display posters in various areas of the school.
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Anti-drug Shock Tactics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the effectiveness of 'shock tactics' to discourage drug abuse. They view a video about the death of a 21-year-old heroin addict. In small groups they discuss the video and complete comment sheet.
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Media? and ?Me

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Are you influenced by the media? Explore the effects of media and advertising. In this media literacy instructional activity, middle schoolers respond to survey questions about advertising and then watch a video about the topic, taking...
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Alcohol Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils investigate facts about alcohol by researching a the website that is provided. They discuss the online article while in small groups before writing a report and drawing a picture that show what they have studied.
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Taking a Closer Look (Critical Viewing)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore persuasive writing in advertisements. In this advertisements lesson plan, students evaluate tobacco advertisements for persuasion techniques. Students then create a counter advertisement against smoking.
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Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs---Smoking Health Risks

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the negatives effects smoking can have on health. They look at advertisement to determine the effects of smoking on one's images. Working with a partner they make a paper bag puppet to use in role play. Finally,...
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Alcoholic Advertisements

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Alcohol is a powerful depressant drug. Over time heavy drinking can lead to severe health problems. This lesson shows how advertisements for alcoholic beverages entice people to buy their product by using wealthy people, or happy people...
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Above the Influence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the influence of advertising. They view and evaluate advertisements from the Above the Influence website, and complete an evaluation rubric for six ads, discussing which ads are the most effective.
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What is Addiction?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do our bodies become addicted to some substances? Young psychologists explore the mechanisms of addiction through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. Content includes the cycle of addiction, changes that...
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Getting the Right Information

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine over-the-counter medicine advertisements. They analyze and discuss actual ads and slogans, in small groups develop an advertising campaign to promote chemical-free methods of coping with problems, and locate and record...
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Media Influence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how the media influences their decisions on using drugs. They select a drug to research, and develop an oral presentation that presents information on the drug and the media influence involved, including a...
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Becoming Advocates Against Smoking

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and critique advertising related to tobacco products. They participate in a class discussion about tobacco use, develop a list of positives and negatives of tobacco use, conduct Internet research, and write a letter to...
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Promoting an Anti-Smoking Campaign

For Teachers 4th - 5th
While this presentation provides a useful way to explore persuasive writing and launch an anti-smoking campaign, it is incomplete. A teacher could use this resource as a template for a more complete lesson involving a discussion of...
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Finding Out Who Uses Ecstasy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct interviews, using questionnaires, to gather information from the public regarding misleading information about the use of ecstasy. They analyze the effects of advertising and the media in shaping attitudes about tobacco...
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Which One Are You?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use the Internet to view advertisments that show teens saying "No," to drugs. They complete a Venn diagram or T chart to compare themselves to the teens in the adsvertisments.

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