Marijuana Teacher Resources
Legal or illegal? Medical miracle or gateway drug? With all the myths and misinformation surrounding marijuana, finding current, reliable resources can seem like a pipe dream. Lesson Planet has collected and reviewed lesson plans, activities, and interactives appropriate for health classes and for interdisciplinary study. A good place to begin the conversation about any drug is with resources that separate myths from facts and that examine what students perceive to be true.
As part of a study of health and wellness, it is also important to include resources that provide young people with the results of scientific research into substance abuse and the effects of drugs on physical and mental health. Yes, times are changing, as are attitudes and laws governing tobacco and marijuana use and scientific understanding of effects of these drugs. Students can also research the history of marijuana regulation from the 1800s to 2018.
The discussion need not be limited to health classes. There are interdisciplinary activities appropriate for a school-wide awareness campaign and resources designed to be shared with parents and guardians. Take some time to browse through these materials that provide resources for most grade levels.