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In Sync Personal Development: Year 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
The 10 lessons in the In Sync Personal Development unit module encourage high school sophomores to take personal responsibility for the changes in their lives and develop tactics to deal with these changes. Individuals set goals and...
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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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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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Dangers of drugs, lying

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read articles and write an essay about three college students who wanted to see what it felt like to get high. Students discuss legal and ethical questions of illegal drug use, and stealing medication from someone else. Students...
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Drugs: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to your body when you use drugs? What do you do if your friend wants you to start using? Learn about the signs of addiction and the ways to withstand peer pressure with two classroom activities. After storyboarding the...
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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 8th
Peer pressure can lead to dangerous activities for the eighth graders in your class. Prepare them for the tough conversations in the years ahead with a set of lessons about drugs and their consequences on users' lives.
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Drugs Awareness

For Teachers 9th Standards
Legal and illegal. Use and misuse. Risks and consequences. Myths and facts. Class members investigate the effects on the body of various drugs, including cannabis, nicotine, and alcohol.
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Drugs

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explore peer pressure by completing worksheets. In this drug awareness lesson, students define a long list of illegal and prescription drugs while viewing images of each drug. Students complete a word match worksheet and conduct...
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Drugs: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do drugs do to the body and to the mind? What are the dangers of using drugs? How can teens respond to the pressure to use drugs? After reading a series of articles related to drug use and abuse, class members prepare a skit to...
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Drug Use in Sports

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ancient Greeks used performance enhancing drugs, such as opium juice, when they participated in the original Olympic Games. Pupils research a website with debate topics to decide if athletes' use of such drugs in modern sports is...
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How Americans Got Stuck with Endless Drug Commercials

For Students 9th - 12th
On average, 80 commercials for prescription drugs appear on American television every hour. Such commercials are illegal in most other countries. So why are these ads so much a part of US TV? Check out a video that presents the arguments...
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War on Drugs, "RIP"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars watch the episode of Investigative Reports examines the losing battle countries worldwide are conducting against the drug trade. Because of the lucrative profits of the drug trade, authorities cannot end the illegal...
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Survey Reveals Teen Use of Ecstasy, Other Illegal Drugs Declined in '02

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore illegal use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Survey Reveals Teen Use of Ecstasy, Other Illegal Drugs Declined in '02", respond to discussion questions regarding the article,...
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Legal/Illegal Drugs

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students distinguish between legal and illegal drugs, and identify the harmful effects of drug dependence.
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Illegal Drugs And Harmful Substances

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students have a general discussion what illegal drugs and harmful substances are, some reasons people use them, and how those people's behavior changes.
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Prescription for Trouble

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the risks of the over-the-counter (OTC) drug use. In this personal health lesson, students watch "Prescription for Trouble," and discuss illegal use of drugs. Students complete a survey about OTC and illegal drug use in...
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Drugs

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars investigate drugs by identifying which ones are illegal and potentially harmful.  In this medicine activity, students complete worksheets in which they role play situations where they have found or ingested drugs and...
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Drugs And The Law Opinion Poll

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are given statements about the war on drugs and they are to decide if they agree or disagree with them.
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Decisions and Consequences

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teach young learners that most drug addictions end in one of three outcomes: treatment, jail, or death. After watching a short video segment on the consequences of drug abuse, class members discuss what they viewed and consider what...
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My Generation Rx: Champions of Rx

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What is the number one reason teens say they misuse prescription drugs? Are all prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you illegal to use? Answer these questions and more with a trivia game that includes survey topics and...
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Bush Plans Hit on Drug Use

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the topic of drug abuse. For this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Bush Plans Hit on Drub Abuse," respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based...
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The House That Drugs Built

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the effects of drug use on behavior, appearance and the ability to contribute to society.  In this drug education lesson students analyze the relationship between drug use and injury, violence and criminal activity. 
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Characteristics of Tobacco, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research about the characteristics and harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. In this health science lesson, 7th graders organize the information they found on the internet and create a PowerPoint...

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