Substance Abuse Teacher Resources

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Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of...
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The Truth About Drugs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers hear many messages about drugs from advertisements, their peers, their teachers, and their parents. But who is lying? What is the truth? A thorough, thoughtful unit takes a purposeful look at drug education, drug culture, and...
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Substance Abuse Prevention

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students evaluate the impact of substance use and abuse in society and the workplace. They identify support services in the workplace which deal with substance abuse. They create an "ideal" policy statement governing substance abuse in a w
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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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Lessons from the Street: An Introduction to Drug Education

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Looking for an introductory lesson on substance abuse? This lesson contains some very good information and an activity that will engage your learners. Anything that has a hands-on component usually grabs their attention. Have them...
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Substance Abuse Prevention at Hollywood High

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs using cd-roms, Internet websites, and media center materials. In small groups they write a script and create a computer animated movie using the "Hollywood High" computer software.
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Drug Education Year 6

For Students 6th
If you teach children the facts about substance abuse, you can have a positive impact on their behavior. Packed with information, activities, and advice, an extensive drug education packet is well worth an extended look.
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My Generation Rx: Minute Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Want to discuss the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teenagers, but running out of class time? A series of short, straightforward activities address topics such as sharing prescription drugs, coping mechanisms for stress, and...
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Mental Health Lesson Plans

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders....
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Drug Abuse Affects Decision Making

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, students read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
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Personal Development (Substance Abuse Prevention)

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders demonstrate an ability to access support in the home, school, and community to deal with substance abuse problems. They also evaluate responses to pressure regarding substance use and abuse.
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My Generation Rx: Plot Twists

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can prescription drugs be dangerous if they were prescribed by a doctor? Is it okay to share your prescription drugs with friends if they really need them? Clear up any common misconceptions about prescription drugs with a set of...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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Substance Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe the effects of drugs on the human body, both short-and long-term consequences. They create personal approaches to substance abuse control and prevention. Students demonstrate effective practices in working within...
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What Are the Effects of Opioid Addiction on Young People?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are schools doing enough to address the opioid crisis in America? One school, Hope Academy in Indianapolis, focuses its entire curriculum on recovery from substance abuse. A nine-minute video from PBS documents the school's efforts to...
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The House That Drugs Built

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the long and short term effects of substance abuse on the individual, family, and society. The lesson includes numerous instructional and learning strategies such as role-playing, discussion, research, demonstrations,...
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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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Health Literacy and Drug Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars brainstorm about the different health issues facing teens today. In this health science lesson, students discuss the danger associated with drug abuse. They recommend ways to stay healthy.
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Stress and Drug Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars identify the different causes of stress. In this health science lesson plan, students find the connection between stress and drug abuse. They discuss about the different kinds of stress they experience everyday.
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Drug Abuse in Social Settings: A Serious Task for Teens

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss why drug abuse risk is higher in social settings. In this health science lesson, students interpret real life statistics on teen drug use. They describe refusal and prevention strategies.
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Prescription Drug Abuse: Teens in Danger

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the most abused prescription drugs. In this drug awareness lesson plan, students discuss the harmful effects of taking drugs prescribed to someone else. They take a quiz before and after the lesson plan to check how...
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Real Questions, Real Answers About Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars brainstorm about questions they have about drugs. In this health science lesson, students research about frequently asked questions on drugs and addiction. They explain why it is important to get accurate information.
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Treating Substance Abuse Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct an open discussion on the legal, social, and health consequences associated with substance abuse. Working in pairs, students discuss the effects of substance abuse and brainstorm possible solutions. ...
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Alcohol: Why Drink When You Can…

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Prepare your learners to make good decisions about drinking by providing them with the real facts about alcohol and substance abuse. This resource includes several worksheets explaining how alcohol affects the brain, as well as a general...
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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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Tobacco Free Teens

For Students 4th - 10th
Clear the smoke about cigarette use with an engaging application. Comic strip animation and games teach learners why they should never try smoking in the first place, and how to quit this lethal habit if they have already been lured in.
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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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Grade 9 - Personal Development (Substance Abuse Prevention)

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders evaluate peer, cultural, mass media, and social influences related to substance use and abuse. Define available support and describe use refusal skills.
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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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Role Play "Saying No To Drugs"

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the positive and negative aspects of different types of drugs. They discuss when drugs help and when they cause harm, create a paper plate puppet, and participate in a role-play with a partner using their puppets.
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Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Why shouldn't you smoke? Emerging learners of all ages research facts about smoking and its impact on our health. They write a persuasive and friendly letter encouraging a friend not to smoke. This is especially interesting for older...
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Drug Acrostics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research a specific drug and the drugs properties and effects. In small groups they take an online drug awareness quiz, conduct Internet research, and create an acrostic for a selected drug.
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The Truth About "Rehab" and Drug Addiction

For Students 9th - 12th
In this drug addiction worksheet, students read an article about "rehab" and drug addiction and take a 10 question multiple choice quiz after they read to determine what they know about these two topics. Students discuss the reading and...
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Designers Against Drugs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students design and present posters that promote the idea of staying away from drugs. They conduct Internet research, and in small groups create and present their anti-drug posters.
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The Drug Dope Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In small groups, students research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug...
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Drug Abuse and Impairment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the consequences of abusing drugs. In this drug awareness lesson, students complete a worksheet to find out how much they know about the danger of drugs. They suggest ways to avoid this situation.
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Get To Know the Truth on Drug Use Around You

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine various opinions about alcohol and drug use. They complete a drug use survey, tally, analyze, and discuss the results, discuss the school's drug use, and write a journal response.
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Information And Advice On Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify and analyze a variety of sources for information and statistics on drugs. They map out why its important to know the facts about drugs. In addition, they show examples of what happens when you use drugs of any kind.
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Mouse Party

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a note-taking chart for an interactive lesson on the effects of different drugs on brain activity. Middle schoolers choose a lab mouse and put it into a viewer to see what brain chemicals are being affected. They record the...
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If You Really Love Me

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars identify the effects of substance abuse. In this drug awareness lesson, students work together to develop a slogan for substance use and abuse. Each pair of young scholars posts their slogans for the class to see.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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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Learning To Make Healthy Decisions on Drug And Alcohol Use

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how to make informed choices regarding drug and alcohol use. They participate in a class discussion about drug and alcohol use, and in small groups develop scenarios and solutions about helping a friend or relative who...
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Drugs in Schools: Preventing Substance Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers evaluate substance abuse problems at their school and then create solutions for the problems.
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Substance Use and Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is substance abuse? What is the difference between a depressant and a stimulant? Here is a comprehensive unit on drug use, including three lessons with such activities as categorizing and defining key terms, identifying issues...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in...
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Drugs Info

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders understand the effects of substance abuse and then in pairs, they use a KWL chart to assess their prior knowledge of drugs; healthy and unhealthy. Then as a whole group, 5th graders provide feedback and are introduced to...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Contemplating Nature vs. Nurture

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does having an addict in your family make it more likely to become one yourself? Explore the genetic risk factors, as well as the prominent environmental influences, for substance addiction in a lesson that encourages awareness and open...
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Marijuana Facts for Teens

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is marijuana addictive? Can you drive under the influence of marijuana? What happens if you smoke marijuana while you're pregnant? Teenagers learn the answers to these and many more frequently asked questions in an online booklet about...
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Brain Power

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the effects of substance abuse on the human brain. They complete six online module activities that includes identifying the differences between medicines and drugs, analyzing the steps of scientific inquiry,...
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Facts About Marijuana

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana help with depression? Are there any long-term effects of using marijuana? Is it safer to drive high than it is to drive drunk? Several important facts about marijuana challenge pupils to confront the myths they may believe...
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Decision Makers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine ways to avoid and resist situations that could lead to substance abuse or violence. They read and discuss a Decision Making worksheet, role-play various scenarios in small groups, and discuss how they felt during the...
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Bush Plans Hit on Drug Use

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the topic of drug abuse. In 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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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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"Drug Abuse Brochure"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students understand the facts about drugs and what can also impact the whole school population.  In this drug information activity students complete research on the Internet and a drug abuse crossword handout. 
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Marijuana Facts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana really hurt you? Three medical facts and three discussion questions prompt teenagers to consider the ramifications of using marijuana recreationally.
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Marijuana: Help Someone Kick the Habit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students define substance abuse, assess how they and their friends have been affected by marijuana, evaluate how pot users are hurting themselves, and explore how teens can stay away from or stop smoking pot.
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The Dangers of Crack and Cocaine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
For this health related worksheet, students discuss and analyze why people shouldn't use crack or cocaine and then complete a word search containing forty five words associated with the dangers of crack and cocaine.
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Journalism: Underage Drinking

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research underage drinking and read a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the issue. They interview experts on substance abuse and liquor store owners about their policies. Students publish their...
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Under the Influence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the effects of teen drinking. In this personal health lesson, students research alcohol's effect on the teen brain. Students discuss their findings about the alcohol-brain connection and create brain maps.
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Getting it Straight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a drug abuse survey to evaluate their parents' knowledge of the current drug abuse problems in our country. They develop questions, vote on the top ten for the survey, and tally the anonymous results. This is the third...
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Inhalant Acrostic

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the health hazards of using inhalants. They conduct Internet research, and using the information from their research create an acrostic on the dangers of using inhalants.
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Publishers of Information (inhalants

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the health hazards of using inhalants. They conduct Internet research, complete a guide sheet, and in small groups create an three to six page informational booklet on the dangers of inhalants.
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Let's Research the Effects of Cocaine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the health hazards and dangers of using cocaine. They discuss and list their opinions about cocaine, read various website articles, and in small groups conduct Internet research and write a report.
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Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students warn others about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. In this personal health lesson, students research the effects of addiction and share their findings with their classmates. Students then create posters or songs that...
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Fried Out Brain (Inhalants)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the negative health effects of inhalants on the brain. In small groups they conduct Internet research, and create a poster that informs other students about the dangers of inhalants.
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Rap Against Inhalants

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the health consequences of using inhalants. They conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a rap song and presentation about the dangers of inhalant use.
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Comparing Brain Images

For Students 8th - 12th
In this brain worksheet, students use an on line source to study the effects of drug use on brain function. They color a normal functioning brain and a cocaine addicted brain to show the differences.
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What is Cocaine?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers of cocaine use. They develop a list of names that cocaine is known as, and in small groups conduct Internet research and write a group report on the health hazards of using cocaine.
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Don't Pollute Your Body

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the dangers of using and abusing inhalants. They conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a brochure that includes pictures and information about the health hazards of using inhalants.
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This Is Your Brain on Pot

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the causes and effects of marijuana addiction and research how THC affects different areas of the brain. They synthesize their knowledge by creating print advertisements that inform teenagers about the physiologic danger...
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Commercial Time. Don't Turn that Channel!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review information on drug abuse and types of drugs and then learn about alcohol and other drug abuse in a hands on activity. In addition, they learn about kinds of drugs and the effects of drug abuse on the body.
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A Test Case for Individual Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the different points of view regarding testing students for drug use. They then work in pairs to create and perform dialogues that flesh out two sides of the argument around this controversial issue.
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High-Risk Areas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners create concept maps exploring causes of drug abuse that, in Siberia and around the world, often lead to the contraction of H.I.V., and develop solutions papers.
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Drug Abuse: Altered States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view an "In the Mix" video about drug abuse. They participate in a discussion about the video, distinguish several facts and myths about drug use, identify how drugs can affect people's lives and engage in role-playing the...
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Substance Abuse/Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine addictions and the effects on people around them. They identify the characteristics of addition and indicators of alcohol abuse. They complete a worksheet for homework.
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Steroids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the problem of anabolic steroid abuse. They watch a PowerPoint presentation, identify and discuss resources available to help people with substance abuse problems, and develop a prevention plan to prevent steroid...
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Raising DrugFree Kids:: A Values Approach

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Students describe the components of a drug-prevention program, explain the place of drug-prevention in raising students and in the school curriculum, and design, plan and implement the Drug Free Kids program.
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Health Problems: Drugs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this drug abuse worksheet, students answer 3 questions related to taking medicine properly, then answer 4 additional questions about what to do when they feel sick in different situations.
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Drugs

For Students 7th - 10th
In this drugs worksheet, students list reason why people abuse drugs and reasons drugs can be dangerous. Students also list signs that someone is abusing drugs. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice and 3 short answer questions.
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Smoking

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the tobacco use as a form of usage of substance abuse. In this smoking lesson, students make predictions about the physical effects tobacco has on the body. Learners make counter-arguments when discussing the pressures...
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Children of Alcoholics Group

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify characteristics of alcoholism, resources available to them and their family within the community and school, and look at strategies to help them increase safety and anger management strategies too.
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Avoid Destructive Behaviors

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students describe strategies to avoid destructive behaviors. They discuss drug tests at work, the costs of drug use to employers and the types of behaviors that put individuals at risk.
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No To Drugs!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students determine ways to stay drug free by becoming more confident. They listen to a teacher read aloud before discussing when drugs can be helpful and when they can be harmful. They draw pictures of children saying no to drugs which...
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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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Opioids in Our Community—Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do opioids affect the lives of families and individuals within a community? Scholars explore the topic with a series of informative, thought-provoking videos. They also complete worksheets and discuss the effects of the opioid...
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Acting Out

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate peer pressure, gangs, drinking, and using drugs. In small groups, they conduct research, develop, edit, and write a three-minute script, and perform the script for the class.
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Cities Crack Down on Raves

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore personal health issues. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Cities Crack Down on Raves", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on...
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Class A Creates Trouble

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the history of drugs and drug use.  In this anti-drug activity, students research information about drugs, then enhance their knowledge by digging into the subject even farther by researching the health implications,...
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What Damage Can Inhalants Do To Your Body?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the health hazards of using inhalants. In small groups they conduct Internet research, and create a pamphlet to inform students and parents about inhalant abuse.
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Ectasy Fact Sheets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers of using the drug ecstasy and the effects on the body. They participate in a class discussion, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create an informational fact sheet about the drug ecstasy.
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Inhalants

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health education worksheet, students define inhalants before writing about their physical and mental addition properties. They give examples of inhalants, tell about withdrawal, and list interesting facts.
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Use, Misuse or Abuse?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss drug use situations to determine misuse or abuse and then use scenarios to help assess harmful effects of drug misuse and abuse.
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The Hijacked Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students define drug addiction by identifying these four key features. They identify risk factors and protective factors in their own lives related to drug abuse and addiction by filling out a self assessment. Students use the Web to...
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Red Ribbon Week

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students identify the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. In this drug and alcohol abuse lesson, students research the dangers of drugs and alcohol and prepare a presentation for the information. Students write a paper on their presentation.
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Boomers Assess High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine drug and alcohol abuse by American teens. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Boomers Assess High School", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an...
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One Sniff Can Kill!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils investigate the question: In what ways can a common household products hurt you? This lesson integrates with drug and alcohol units in science classes as well as language arts in the form of the Public Service Announcement...
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Science In Society

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study diseases that are related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, both prescription and illegal. They determine illnesses that can occur as a direct result of the use of or inappropriate use of these substances....
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Empowering "Crack Is Wack" Mural

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students create an anti drug mural inspired by the work of Keith Haring. In this mural lesson plan, students use line, color, and Haring people.
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Minors and Alcohol

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore how it is up to them to say no to alcohol.
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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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Inhalants: A Looming Threat for All Teens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars identify common substances with chemical vapors. In this health science lesson, students explain the dangerous effects of inhalants. They brainstorm ways to warn other teens about the risks of abusing this substance.
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Addictive Risk

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health worksheet, students assess their addictive risk for drugs. They read the two primary factors to addiction and highlight the characteristics that increase and decrease addiction when answering 4 questions.
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Facts into Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars role play chosen scenario about smart decision making. In this drug awareness instructional activity, students discuss the danger associated with drug abuse. They practice how to make careful choices when faced with a...
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TSI: Teen Science Investigations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read an article about a research conducted on teen brain decision making. In this health science lesson, students identify the steps in the scientific method. They discuss how this research can benefit them when faced with...
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Researchers on the Go Are Creators of Information

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss information on alcohol abuse and create an informational brochure. In small groups they conduct Internet research, create a computer designed brochure using their research information, and develop a plan to...
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Facts on Inhalants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the dangers of using inhalants and the effects of inhalants on the body. They participate in a class discussion, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create an informational fact sheet that informs...
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Yes Or No To Alcohol

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a talk show skit that demonstrates the positive and negative aspects of the use of alcohol from various viewpoints. Using information from a previous lesson they prepare, practice, and perform their talk show to the class.
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Did You Know This About Alcohol?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol on the body. In small groups they read and discuss a fact sheet about alcohol, and create a news article complete with illustrations and downloaded pictures to...
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What's Your Alcohol IQ?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the various effects of alcohol on the brain. They discuss why they think young people drink, take a true or false quiz about misconceptions about alcohol, and discuss the results of the quiz.
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Family Consequences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine and discuss the family consequences of alcohol abuse and healthy ways to cope. They read and discuss a story, identify the feelings of each character in the story, and participate in a class discussion of healthy ways to...
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Crystal Meth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss an article on the devastating effects of crystal meth on a fetus development in mice. They relate this research to the possible causes of birth defects in babies whose mothers have used meth during pregnancy.
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Ethanol And Our Brain

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine how alcohol affects the brain and what exposure to alcohol can do to developing fetuses, children, and adolescents. They observe a demonstration of the brain and the brain barrier using a cauliflower, syrup, and rubbing...
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The Dangers of Marijuana

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this marijuana word search, students find words warning of the dangers of smoking marijuana. They explore terms such as hallucinations, inhibitions, paranoia and other negative aspects of the drug. There are approximately 33 words...
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Health Problems: Alcohol Flowchart

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this alcohol abuse worksheet, students create a flowchart to show the path that alcohol takes in the body, then write 5 negative and dangerous things that might happen if someone consumes too much alcohol.
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Alcohol's Path Through the Body

For Students 9th - 10th
For this substance abuse worksheet, students examine how alcohol effects the brain and body. They tell how alcohol is made and explain the 4 stages of alcohol's effect on the brain.
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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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The Kids are All-Right

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore alcohol abuse. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "The Kids are All Right", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the...
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Modeling Drug Assimilation in the Human Body

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students investigate the accumulation of drugs in the body. In this algebra lesson, students collect data on drug retention and assimilation. They use their data to predict the behavior and effects of drugs.
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Genetics and Addiction

For Students 7th - 10th
In this genetics and addiction worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions about addiction, how it is treated, what genes do and their role in addiction and risk factors for substance abuse.
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Letters of Concern

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify ways they can help a friend avoid involvement with drugs and violence. They participate in a jigsaw reading activity for the online article "Guide for Teens," present key facts from the article to the class, and write...
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Too Smart To Start

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the negative affects of alcohol abuse by researching a web site. They read article written by teens before completing crossword puzzles, word searches, and matching games.
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What is Ectasy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers of using the drug ecstasy. In small groups they conduct Internet research on the dangers of using this drug, the effects of ecstasy use on the brain and body, and write a report on the effects of using...
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Sherlock Holmes: "The Sign of Four" Chapter 1

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss Sherlock Holmes use of drugs in this chapter of the book. They write a letter to either Dr. Watson or Sherlock Holmes offering advice on Holmes' use of drugs.
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Addiction

For Students 6th - 7th
In this drug abuse worksheet, students complete the questions about drug highs and lows. Students also complete information about the two types of addiction.
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Steroids and the Body

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how steroids can harm the body physically and mentally.
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Campaigners Against Inhalants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop a school-wide marketing campaign to promote the message of not using inhalants. They view examples of marketing techniques, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create and present a marketing campaign.
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Medications And Inhalants

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare prescription medication abuse and inhalant usage and the dangers of each. In small groups they conduct Internet research, list the similarities and differences of each type of abuse, and write a report.
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Researchers on Inhalants: Usage And Effects on Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the effects of inhalant addiction on the brain. They develop a list of behavioral changes that can occur when someone is an inhalant user, conduct Internet research in small groups, and write a report on their research...
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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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Facts on Inhalants

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research information on the dangers of inhalants. They conduct Internet research, discuss their research information in a small group, and create a poster that informs others about the dangerous effects of inhalants.
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Family Sculpture Demonstration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners simulate the personal interactions in a family with an alcoholic parent. In this alcoholism lesson, students read a family situation. They simulate the interactions in the family and create a living sculpture of the dysfunction.
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Babies Deserve A Good Start! Alcoholism: A Three Fold Disease

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study the basic disease concept of alcoholism. The determine that alcoholism is progressive and explore the levels of progression. They name the three factors contributing to the cause of alcoholism and explain each one with...
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Effects of Alcohol

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss the effects of alcohol on themselves, families, and society. They view photos of car accidents caused by drunk driving, analyze statistics about alcohol, and participate in a class discussion.
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Friendship and Belonging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What are the effects of alcoholism? This is one of three essential questions provided for the prereading of Crazy Lady by Jane Lesley Conly. The lesson is divided into 33 days, but a lot of this time accounts for in class reading. Assign...
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The Dangers of Smoking

For Teachers 6th - 12th
For this dangers of smoking word search, pupils search for words which explain the dangers of smoking. They may discuss the negative aspects of nicotine and how it adversely affects your health. This is a one page worksheet containing...
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Identifying an Author's Purpose

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students read, "Research Shows TV PSAs Effective In Reducing Teen Marijuana Use", discuss the article with questions imbedded in the lesson and write their own PSA.
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Alcohol

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this alcohol abuse awareness worksheet, students read about a man who celebrated his 21st birthday by consuming alcoholic drinks. They read about his drinking throughout the day and then answer 4 questions about the amount of units of...
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Targets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students evaluate advertisements for alcohol products. They watch a video, answer discussion questions, and create a collage using magazine alcohol ads with rewritten captions.
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Three Factors Threaten Teens

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Three Factors Threaten Teens", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an...
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Birth Control By Law? - Legislative Hearing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a mock legislature. In this American justice system lesson, students follow the provided steps to participate in a simulation that requires them to debate a proposal for mandatory birth control for substance abusers.
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Girls are Drinking Like Boys

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore alcohol use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Girls are Drinking Like Boys", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the...
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Breaking News English: UK Doctors' Drink/Drug Problem

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "UK Doctors' Drink/Drug Problem," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Substance Use and Its Effect on Behavior

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders engage in a activity which causes them to think about substance use and afford them an opportunity to use their resistence skills for avoiding potentially harmful situations.
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It's All About Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine different choices they make as supporting or undermining their intent to remain abstinent, including the affect of substance use on those choices.
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Once a fact, always a truth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover there are many sources of accurate and inaccurate information. They use newspapers and, in small groups, develop a statement explaining why they believe the article is accurate or inaccurate.
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The Longest Day

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Read or watch "Long Day's Journey Into Night," then analyze the concept of co-dependence behavior that takes place in this story. Collaborate with each other and discuss how the characters in the story might have been different if they...
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How Inhalant Abuse Damages the Brain

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this inhalant abuse worksheet, students read about a study conducted on inhalant abusers and their brains. Students read about the results of the study and the findings. They answer 2 questions about the study and indicate the areas...
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Know the Whole Story

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the importance of caring about others and offering assistance to those in need. They read a story about a man who is an alcoholic, discuss the characters in the story and write an ending for the story, read the...
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Enzymes

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders test their saliva for enzyme activity. In this enzyme lesson, 10th graders conduct an experiment to test the enzymatic activity of their saliva. They relate the lack of certain digestive enzymes with alcoholism.
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Million Dollar Machine

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore their self-awareness. They discuss the words unique, extraordinary and irreplaceable and their strengths and weaknesses. They write five things their bodies or Million Dollar Machines can do and investigate their blood...
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Breaking News English: Kate Moss Axed over Drug Scandal

For Students 5th - 10th
For this English worksheet, students read "International Car Free Day," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Puppet Role Playing/Substance Use and Abuse

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars make puppets out of their paper bags of boys and girls and role play saying no through the puppets. They also paint a picture of a healthy, happy child.
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Sentence Completion 2: High-Intermediate Level

For Students 9th - 12th
Need a sentence completion worksheet to give your pupils practice developing their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills?  Whether used as an in-class exercise or take-home practice, the provided answer and explanations key will...
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Smoking Today = Smoking Tomorrow

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Examine statistical data to recognize the relationship of statistics to real-world issues. Pupils navigate e-stat using the Internet and find data about social issues. They complete a worksheet with their data and create an anti-smoking...
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Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

For Teachers K - 3rd
Little kids often have very big feelings, and need help expressing them. A set of social emotional lessons provide tangible ways for young elementary learners to visualize their emotions, focus on clear communication, and channel their...
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Judges in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members explore the process of a disposition hearing for juveniles, particularly looking at how the judge decides what sentence the juvenile offender should receive. Task your pupils with evaluating different sample cases provided...
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FACS: Recreation Therapy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An attractive and informative nine-slide PowerPoint introduces the class to the world of recreational therapy. Attached handouts provide team-building and ice-breaker activities. The activities are engaging. They serve as examples of...
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Language Arts: Twinning At-Risk Students

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students at-risk in high school and primary grades pair up to read and write together. They create books modeled after authors and illustrators. They hold a parents' day to display their completed books.
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Tracking the Monster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students exchange fake bodily fluids with other students. They track the spread of the "infection" throughout the population of students and determine where the infection began in the class. Every student in the class choose a test...
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Intermediate Sentence Completion: 21

For Students 4th
In this sentence completion worksheet, 4th graders fill in the blanks with 2 words for each sentence. Students complete 10 multiple choice questions.
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Congress of Vienna

For Students 7th - 11th
For this Congress of Vienna study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the topic and then respond to a reflection question.
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Minority Teenage Fathers: Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine current laws and use problem solving activities designed to develop in students the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate situations they may/ be confronted with as potential teen-aged fathers.
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Teen Smoking: Designing a School Anti-Smoking Publicity Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the human respiratory system and the effects on the human body.  In this design lesson students brainstorm and create a prototype then present it to the class.     
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"Pandemic" A Disease Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use small test tubes with water, salt and a silver nitrate solution to simulate the spread of infectious disease contracted the exchange of bodily fluid. They problem solve to track the original source of infection.
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Alcohol Addiction and Its Effect on the Body

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use the Internet to research the liver and the effects of alcoholism.  In this alcohol addiction lesson plan students divide into groups and get information on their topic.
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Intermediate Sentence Completion 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this sentence completion worksheet, students read the sentences and choose the best word to complete the sentence. Students complete 12 sentences.
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VH1 AIDS: A Pop Culture History Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe and discuss the relationships between music, media, and popular culture.
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HIV/AIDS Discussion: Individual vs. Societal Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and discuss the issues of personal freedoms and safety as they apply to HIV/AIDS. They consider whether doctors, co-workers, teammates, etc. have the right to know someone else's disease status.
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Fame, Fortune and Responsibility

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils become aware of the problem with HIV/AIDS in Madagascar and Kenya. This lesson brings a social awareness of a variety of issues to students through the study of celebrities and their causes.
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Geography and AIDS

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students use Internet research to complete and compare maps and view a video to explore the AIDS/HIV crisis in parts of Africa. They discuss their findings.
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The Cure for Hate is Love

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars research the HIV/AIDS crisis and use their findings to construct a storyboard of AIDS-related dialogues, images and music for a 30-second commercial intended to raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
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Disease, Pandemics, and the Role of Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the global efforts being made to stem a possible avian flu pandemic to the global efforts made to counter the current HIV/AIDS pandemic.