Tobacco Teacher Resources

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Tobacco is Bad News!

For Teachers 3rd
A very important lesson on the dangers of tobacco and cigarette smoke awaits your students. First, a discussion on the dangers of tobacco is held. Then, 3rd graders go to the computer lab and utilize KidPix to draw an outline of the...
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Tobacco: Promotion Tactics and the Law

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Youths aged 13 & 14 are most likely to notice and remember in-store tobacco promotions. Class members dissect tobacco advertising tactics and learn about relevant legislation by participating in guided discussion. Assessing...
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Tobacco in North Carolina

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the depiction of North Carolina tobacco farms in several photographs. They work in small groups to prepare an argument for a class debate and create promotional signs to advertise their point of view about tobacco...
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Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use

For Teachers K - 12th
Is there really anything good about tobacco? No, there isn't one good thing about tobacco! This presentation provides a good overview of pertinent information. A few of the topics included are: what's in a cigarette, peer pressure,...
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Youth and Tobacco Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There are a number of social, emotional, and physiological reasons why teenagers start smoking, and why they continue smoking into adulthood. Help class members understand why smoking begins in youth—and how to protect themselves from...
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Addressing Misconceptions about New Tobacco Products

For Students 6th - 12th
Separating the misconceptions from the facts about new tobacco products can be a challenge, especially given the aggressive advertising campaigns that target teens and pre-teens. A poster can help young people get the facts about the...
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Colonial Tobacco Economy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Tobacco as money? Middle schoolers investigate how eighteenth-century Virginia farmers used tobacco as a cash crop to buy tools, livestock, and household goods. They also examine the connection between tobacco production and the slave...
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Tobacco Labels

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Adolescents compare and assess the efficacy of tobacco product health warning labels from around the world. In groups, they invent warnings and create labels that would be effective for teens and children. Discussion covers advertising...
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Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco: What Are the Effects?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions...
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Tobacco Use Prevention

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders design their own tobacco prevention campaign. They discuss tobacco prevention, make a poster, and design a slogan. This is a motivating way to explore this topic.
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Tobacco and the Environment

For Students 3rd - 6th
How does tobacco production and disposal impact the environment? Find out with a one-page reference sheet that details how cigarettes are made—from farming to packaging—and how cigarette butts harm the environment. 
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Tobacco Reduction Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Reduce the risk of health problems from using tobacco products with thirteen hands-on activities. Pupils learn about the risks of tobacco use experiences by making a tobacco jar, a stress ball, a collage, and more.
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 9

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers investigate the effects of tobacco use on the four major spheres of a person's life. They then compare the safety of conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The lesson ends with class members practicing techniques for...
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Selling Tobacco

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Take a look at tobacco advertising techniques through the decades. Students analyze the differences in strategies, and write an essay on the advertising history of one brand of tobacco, how tobacco advertising has changed over time, or...
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Live Outside the Ordinary—Extraordinary Tobacco Reduction Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage healthy habits with three activities designed to reduce tobacco use. In addition to a plethora of tobacco-related facts, scholars have the opportunity to create an ingredient display and take a 10-question quiz.
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Tobacco

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How much of a smoker's blood is carrying carbon monoxide instead of oxygen? How is tobacco like a tomato crop? Is secondhand smoke really all that dangerous? Learn the facts about smoking and its effects on the body, as well as the...
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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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Equality in Smoking and Disease—Nobody Wins!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Fifty years ago, women were much less likely to die from smoking-related ailments than men. But thanks to targeted advertisements for and a wider availability of tobacco products, men and women are now equally susceptible to the health...
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 8

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Research findings suggest one of the best ways to deter smoking by teens is to help them develop a negative attitude to smoking. Two activities prompt class members to conduct an experiment that reveals how tar is captured in smokers'...
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Creators of Skits on Tobacco

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the negative health consequences of using tobacco products. In small groups they decide on a tobacco free message they want to promote, and create, prepare, and present a skit.
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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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Busting the Tobacco Ads.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize that tobacco companies target young people with their advertisements. In this tobacco lesson plan, 5th graders understand why tobacco companies target youth. Students define the word adbuster and create adbusters...
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Tobacco and Organisms

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students work in teams to design and carry out experiments which show the effects of tobacco / nicotine on organisms. They write reports which are submitted to "The Company" and prepare oral reports which are presented to the class.
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Tobacco Smoking and Lung Cancer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore tobacco smoking and the impact it has on society.  In this health lesson students complete several experiments on smoking and lung cancer.
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Tobacco

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars write paragraphs about the message of an advertisement ad they see in magazines and their intended audience. In this advertisements lesson plan, students look at tobacco, clothing, hair products, and more.
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Harvest the Facts

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners discover heath problems caused by tobacco.  In this human health lesson, students identify the many diseases tobacco use causes and how to prevent such diseases.  Learners investigate the organs in the human body directly...
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Anti-Smoking Jingle or Rap

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students read information about tobacco and describe the problems associated with smoking. They work in groups to create a presentation to discourage teenagers from smoking. They present their songs to the class and digitally record...
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 7

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A series of activities encourages young people to be smoke free. Class members identify the chemicals found in cigarettes and cigarette smoke, investigate the health risks, and practice refusal strategies.
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Thinking like a Citizen

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore the influence social activism can have on important issues, and create a class full of young citizen activists. This plan calls for learners to participate in a whole class discussion and brainstorm about ways to effectively...
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Truth or Money

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Two compelling texts about tobacco companies' influence over editorial content in print media introduce readers to the concept of advertising censorship. After study and discussion, class members compose a mock "final column" by a...
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Techniques for Stopping Tobacco Use

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health worksheet, students find the correlating definition for each key phrase related to the use of tobacco. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Tobacco Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this tobacco puzzle, students identify terms relating to the ill effects of smoking tobacco. They search for words like smoke, cancer, and cough. A list of 18 words is provided to assist students in their search.
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Tobacco Bag Stringing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read a primary document about tobacco stringing.  In this tobacco stringing lesson, students role play to answer questions about the job of tobacco bag stringing.  Students compare life of the tobacco stringers to the time when...
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Tobacco Bag Stringing: Secondary Activity One

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the world of tobacco bag stringing. In this North Carolina history lesson plan, students read the provided article about tobacco bag stringing and investigate the implications of the Fair Labor Standards Act on the jobs.
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Tobacco Bag Stringing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars view primary documents and learn about persuasive letters.  In this tobacco bag stringing lesson, students become familiar with people whose sole income was tobacco stringing and use their letters as the basis for writing...
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No Form of Tobacco is Safe

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners create an advertisement to convince children to stay away from tobacco products. For this smoking prevention lesson, students discuss the health effects of tobacco use and evaluate current tobacco ads. Learners work in small...
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Health Education: Tobacco

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze the dangers of using tobacco products. In this personal health lesson plan, 3rd graders predict and summarize the dangers of experimenting with tobacco.
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Tobacco Bag Stringing: Secondary Activity Three

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the world of tobacco bag stringing. In this North Carolina history lesson, students examine photographs and literature regarding the practice of stringing.
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Tobacco Bag Stringing

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students compare the work of tobacco bag stringers to tenement home workers. In this research skills activity, students examine primary source images and complete Venn diagrams comparing the 2 groups of people.
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Tobacco

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and contract the factors that influence a person's decision to use or not to use tobacco. In this tobacco lesson plan, 5th graders are given candy cigarettes to initiate a conversation on using tobacco. They prepare...
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World No Tobacco Day

For Students 7th - 8th
In this world no tobacco day worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct words, unscramble words and sentences, write discussion questions and conduct a survey about a...
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Tobacco Addiction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research nicotine addiction. In this tobacco lesson plan, 4th graders explore the reasons people become addicted to smoking. Students examine the health risks caused by nicotine addiction and create anti-smoking posters.
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Tobacco Road

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students discuss the meaning of the word economy and and what colonists used to pay for goods when gold and silver were scarce discovering that the people used tobacco for trade. They then divide into groups of four and pretend that the...
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Making Choices about Tobacco Use

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine the dangers associated with smoking. In groups, they discuss what it means to be addicted to a drug and how the media influences our decisions. After watching excerpts of films, they identify the use of smoking and the...
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Virginia History Mini Quiz: Tobacco and Slavery

For Students 8th - 9th
In this history of Virginia worksheet, learners complete a quiz over the tobacco and slave industry that existed in the Virginia colony. Their objective is to illustrate the facts they know about cash crops, tobacco plantations, and...
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Living Tobacco Free

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore how smoking and tobacco are made of harmful substances.
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You Smoke You Croak

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the effects of tobacco. In this personal health lesson plan, 6th graders use print and Internet sources to research the effects of smoking. Students create PowerPoint presentations using their research findings.
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What's important? Knowing your facts, yourself and your role models

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review safety rules about alcohol, tobacco and medicines. They learn healthy alternatives to using alcohol, tobacco and medicines. They recognize healthy and unhealthy choices
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Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Is High in Multiunit Housing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much has been written recently about the danger of secondhand smoke. Laws have been passed to limit that exposure in offices, transportation centers, and public areas. But what about apartment buildings, condos, public housing, and other...
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Alcohol And Tobacco

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students collaborate in a group discussion about alcohol and tobacco use. Students provide answers to 7 questions after they have discussed them.
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Effects of Tobacco

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine effects of smoking on our bodies.
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Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity seven

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Challenge your pupils' abilities in evaluating primary sources, while gaining historical empathy and higher-order thinking skills as they take on the role of a legislator who must amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Learners...
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Health And Life Skills Outcomes

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars use skills that are directly related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug choices (e.g., refusal skills, decision making, stress reduction skills)
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Primary Source Letters

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Learners analyze three primary source letters from 1939, each detailing the use of tobacco stringing. After thorough investigation, pupils take part in a grand conversation about the letters' purpose, accuracy, and relevance to the...
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Tobacco and the Environment

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
A one-page informational sheet details how smoking harms one's health as well as the environment. 
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Countering the Tobacco Ads

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students put together an ad campaign that shows the effects of tobacco use. In this tobacco lesson plan, students discuss how tobacco companies glamorize their products, and make their own campaigns.
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American Life in the 17th Century: 1607-1692

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides...
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Risks from Smoking

For Students 6th - 12th
Discover what smoking does to one's body with a detailed reference page that points out the types of cancers and chronic diseases that can occur when using tobacco products. 
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Health Education: Tobacco Products

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the dangers of using tobacco products. In this health lesson plan, 2nd graders learn about the dangers of tobacco products as they watch a teacher-led puppet show and sing a new song.
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Effects of Tobacco on the Body

For Students 5th - 9th
In this tobacco use effects instructional activity, students draw the shape of a body and explain at least 10 effects of tobacco use on the body as they note the parts of the body affected with explanations.
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Tobacco Bag Stringing: Secondary Activity Seven

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the world of tobacco bag stringing. In this North Carolina history instructional activity, students prepare for and participate in a debate over Tobacco Bag Stringing and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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The Early American Temperance/Anti-tobacco Movement

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider movements to regulate alcohol and tobacco use. In this Temperance Movements lesson, 10th graders compare and contrast movements in the 1800's and the modern era as they research selected primary and secondary...
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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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Cough...Cough...Yeah, I Smoke!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers become familiar with the adverse health affects caused by cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and how when combined they may eventually lead to other risky behaviors. They engage in a role play where they make choices...
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how smoking tobacco affects a person's everyday physical activity. They participate in a ten-minute step aerobic routine to get their heart rate up, check their heart rate and pulse, conduct the activity again but...
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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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Tobacco Education: Word Search

For Students 6th - 9th
In this word search worksheet, students search for 25 words related to tobacco and conditions resulting from the use of tobacco.
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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 You Need to Know about Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Some people believe that using marijuana during pregnancy is safer than smoking tobacco, but studies show several negative impacts on babies whose mothers used marijuana while they were pregnant. Use a fact sheet to educate learners...
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Tobacco Advertising Methods

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify the ten appeal methods Tobacco Companies use to target teenagers for cigarette sales.
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Soccer: Kickin' Butts!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students view a PBS "In the Mix" video about soccer and identify the benefits of playing the sport. They examine how playing a sport can help prevent tobacco abuse and design posters depicting the benefits of soccer.
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Smoke Signals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the implications of tobacco use. In this personal health lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that calls for them to characterize a smoker and then examine the harmful effects of smoking on his/her body.
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Things Associated With Tobacco: Word Search

For Students 6th - 9th
In this word search worksheet, students search for terms related to tobacco use. Words include important body parts, diseases and effects.
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Tobacco: Field Laborers

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine a picture of a tobacco laborer. Using that information, they write a story describing a typical work day for them. They evaluate the impact of political and technological changes in the area as well as the role...
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Tobacco: Labor Issues in Tobacco Processing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the various job classifications in the tobacco industry. Using their text, they determine the average wage rate and typical gender working in the tobacco companies in the early 20th century. They discuss the impact of...
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Tobacco: Exploring Tobacco Culture

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to the tobacco planting process. Using primary sources, they identify the steps necessary to grow the popular crop. They create a flow map to organize the process graphically. They discuss the...
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Tobacco Is Bad News

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore and identify several affects tobacco products have on the body. They discuss the different forms of tobacco and how they are ingested. In small groups, 3rd graders display their findings using a presentation program.
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Tobacco: Relationship between Race and Occupation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the relationship between race and employment in the tobacco industry. Using the text, they evaluate the impact of polical and economic changes on life in North Carolina. In groups, they research different...
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How Can You Help Others Stay Tobacco Free?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze the effects of smoking and create a media campaign to encourage others to remain tobacco free.
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Tobacco Addiction and Secondhand Smoke

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students brainstorm why tobacco is addicting. In this health science lesson, students discuss the harmful effects of smoking. They read an article and complete a worksheet at the end of the lesson.
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Tobacco: Fictional Biography

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the impact of the political and social changes in North Carolina after the Civil War. Using their text, they explain the role of agriculture, textile and tobacco in the area and how it helped economically develop...
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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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Electronic Cigarettes: What's the Bottom Line?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A five-page infographic unveils the ins and outs of e-cigarettes. Numerous bullet points and pictures detail what e-cigarettes are, the ingredients found inside, and the health effects of using them.
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers get the real information about marijuana use based on the history of tobacco legislation and research. As they read an educational passage about marijuana laws, science, and changing attitudes, they address their preconceptions...
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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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Smoking and the Media

For Students 3rd - 12th
Between 1996 and 2006, three quarters of the action films made in the US featured tobacco or depicted smoking—and the more young people see smoking in movies, their likelihood of becoming smokers increases. Get the facts about just how...
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Smoking: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The increase in the number of restrictions placed on smoking represents a clear shift in the understanding of the dangers of both the short term and long term consequences of tobacco use. But people still light up. Three activities help...
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Elementary School Health and Wellness Fair

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is a nice idea for high school learners to organize and present a Health and Wellness Fair at a local elementary school. It looks like it would take a lot of organization, but would certainly build community relationships. There are...
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Vaping and JUULing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Early advertising campaigns touted e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. However, that may not be the case. To understand how e-cigarettes, vaping and JUULing, affect the body, learners engage in a...
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How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Following a brief survey about tobacco, scholars examine a fact sheet to answer questions about the substance. A practice page challenges the class to determine the cost of the habit using money math. Pupils discuss their findings...
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The Tobacco Time Bomb: What's In A Cigarette?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
In this enlightening and disturbing health lesson, students read and discuss information on smoking and closely-look at the ingredients in a cigarette. You will be amazed at the list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes. This...
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How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss their future plans with the counselor and then complete the True/False survey. They read through the tobacco fact sheet and answer questions asked by the counselor. As a group, they calculate the cost per cigarette...
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CELL TRANSFORMATION IN TOBACCO LEAF DISKS

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars work with whole plant material and are not required to measure small quantities, yet they can see evidence of transformed plant cells (plant cells that have genes from bacterial plasmids). This is a laboratory suitable for...
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Bans, Bans, Good for the Heart!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
First, note that the link to the article no longer works, but it is easily located on the Internet. Health classes discuss the effects of smoking on heart attacks and the anti-smoking laws that have reduced the incidence of heart...
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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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Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore reasons the alcohol industry needs replacement (new) drinkers and how it exploits the needs and desires of young people in order to foster brand loyalty.
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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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Smoking Patterns in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine tobacco use in the United States. In this tobacco lesson, students complete worksheet activities regarding tobacco use in America and examine the manipulation of the tobacco industry.
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One of North Carolina's Natural Resources: Fertile Soil

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the soil of the Inner Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Using the internet, they discover why tobacco was a major crop of the area and locate on a map tobacco farms. They show how tobacco was grown before modern farming...
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Smoking: The Truth Unfiltered

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view a PSB "In the Mix" documentary about smoking and tobacco abuse prevention. They discuss the video, identify the physical risks and effects of smoking and analyze smoking advertisements for marketing techniques.
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Search for a Safe Cigarette

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners review a range of federal and state actions on tobacco issues and consider the government's role in public health. They discuss current labeling and how the law should interpret it.
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The Best Birthday Present Ever

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars view a PBS "In the Mix" video about smoking and identify cigarette ingredients, the physical effects of smoking and techniques used in tobacco advertising. They compose a letter persuading someone to quit smoking.
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What's so hard about saying no? Refusal Skills Role-Playing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice refusal skills to cope with peer pressure. In this refusal skill lesson, students work in groups to create their own skit about pressure to use tobacco. They show how they can use the 7 refusal skills taught on the Dig...
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Quit Smoking-Together We Can Do It!

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students explore how tobacco threatens the health of smokers and non-smokers. They research smoking and second hand smoke using the Internet. Students create a Quit Smoking brochure. They present a computer slide show to describe how...
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I Refuse!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate effective use of assertive refusal skills when declining alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In this assertive refusal lesson plan, 5th graders role play peer pressure situation and write a brief essay on what...
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Refusal Relay

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars demonstrate refusal strategies and skills to stay drug free. They discuss and brainstorm ways to refuse tobacco products or alcohol, and in small groups run a relay course that involves using the refusal statements.
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Anti-Smoking Jingle or Rap

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the problems associated with smoking. A variety of genre are used to present their findings. Howard Gardner's concept of musical intelligence is highlighted in this lesson.
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To Smoke or not to Smoke?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use the links provided to help them become more knowledgeable about tobacco use and peer pressure. They read the questions and then click on the link to help them find the answers. They then write the answers found on the blanks...
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Secrets They Keep Poster

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A colorful, thought-provoking infographic identifies 12 harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke. It provides a sober warning for smokers and those exposed to secondhand smoke.
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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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Advertising and Healthy Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze alcohol and tobacco ads and create parodies of them. The eight lessons in this unit include discussions about why teens smoke or drink, the psychology behind the advertising, and writing persuasive letters to agencies,...
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Pressures and Responsibities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize some of the physical dangers of smoking. They discuss personal responsibilities regarding smoking and peruse magazines and newspapers to find at least one tobacco advertisement.
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An Honest Cigarette Ad?

For Teachers K - 8th
Students recognize the intended audience for a certain advertisement They recognize advertising techniques aimed at the intended audience and create their own advertisements about the truth of cigarette smoking. Students begin to see...
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Smoking On TV and In Films

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and discuss young peoples' attitudes towards smoking and the power of TV and film on their daily lives. They critically evaluate comments about tobacco smoking. In addition, they place on a graph the reasons people give...
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Silent Animated Films for Health

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the side effects of smoking. In this harmful effects of smoking lesson, 4th graders watch a silent animated film about someone who decides to smoke. Students write about the effects of tobacco use on our bodies,...
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Tobacco, Taxes, and T-Rex A Colonial Web Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the lifestyle, customs, work environment, and social morays of Colonial life. They compare their life to the Colonial era focusing on the Christmas holidays, common trades, customs, and traditions.
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SMOKING: A RISK WORTH TAKING OR JUST A DRAG?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and state a tobacco-related decision problem/issue, viable options regarding the selected problem; research and discuss risks and benefits associated with the decision problem; and state a decision based upon rational...
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You Can Stop!!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze smoking behavior based on peer pressure.  In this health lesson, students read and complete worksheets on the internet concerning the behaviors associated with smoking.  They summarize what they have learned by typing a...
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Youths Are Exposed to E-Cigarette Advertisements from Multiple Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The use of tobacco and alcohol use among young people is increasing. Vaping in particular, is gaining popularity with middle and high school students. A colorful infographic details the top four sources of advertising accessed by young...
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Healthy Decision Making Towards Alcohol and Tobacco Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine and demonstrate refusal skills of smoking and drinking alcohol. They take a quiz, identify alternative activities to smoking and drinking, write a journal entry, and design an anti-smoking and anti-alcohol ad.
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Smoking Jigsaw

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the dangers of smoking and identify ways to handle peer pressure to start smoking. In small groups they conduct Internet research, read an assigned section of a website link, and summarize the information and present it...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: In Your Home

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is secondhand smoke avoidable if you live with a smoker? Pupils look over an infographic to learn more about how secondhand smoke can travel throughout several rooms, who is more likely to be affected by smoke, and what health conditions...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: Bars and Restaurants

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your students may not have ever had to decide between a smoking and nonsmoking area in a restaurant, but they still need to understand the health ramifications of secondhand smoke. A comprehensive infographic includes several facts about...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: Casinos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everyone has the right to a smokefree workplace, but those who work in casinos are exposed to so much secondhand smoke that they can suffer the same ailments as heavy smokers themselves. Learn more about the effects of secondhand smoke,...
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Infographic

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Adult cigarette smoking has decreased in recent years, but it is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death in America. An infographic breaks cigarette smoking down by education level, geographical region, gender, race,...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: Multiunit Housing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you smoke cigarettes in an apartment or condominium complex, the secondhand smoke can travel through walls, ventilation systems, and plumbing to your neighbors' homes. Learn more about the ways smoking can affect those living in...
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To Smoke or Not to Smoke

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students identify cigarette slogans and their influence on society, the hazardous materials embedded in tobacco products, and the effects of tobacco use to the body. In this smoking lesson, students work in teams to analyze cigarette...
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Picture This

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students peruse magazines to find advertisements for alcohol and tobacco products. They collect five ads and document which magazine they were found in. They write and deliver an oral presentation which answers the guiding questions.
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Make It True

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the deceptive ads for tobacco products. They choose an ad and draws his or her own version of the ad, using facts about the dangers of smoking. Students may pardody the ad. They glue their ad and the actual ad side by...
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Media Literacy Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students demonstrate critical thinking skills to find the implied message of tobacco ads and to determine what a truthful message would be. They work in cooperative groups in order to analyze a specific ad. They select a spokesman who...
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Media Liteacy Lesson-Advertising

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Create anti-smoking advertisements showing the harmful effects of tobacco. Analyze other tobacco and smoking advertisements as a class in order to gain an understanding of how tobacco companies use advertisements to acquire customers.
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Agriculture and Slavery

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the importance of agriculture, especially tobacco farming, and the influence it had on slavery in the state of Virginia. Students establish the sequence of tobacco and slavery in the state.
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Magic Eye

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss the history of tobacco bag stringing. For this primary documents history lesson, students closely examine photographs of families who worked stringing tobacco bags. This lesson includes discussion questions and a...
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Up in Smoke

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider their beliefs about anti-smoking laws before and after examining total smoking bans in various countries and the rationales behind them. They write position papers supporting or opposing the institution of a total...
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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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Cartoons for the Classroom: Social Issues, Taking on Tobacco

For Students 8th - 12th
For this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons about smoking bans and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Creators of Skits on Tobacco

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create skits that portray the negatives of using tobacco products. They visit websites that are listed in this lesson to gather information on tobacco products. They present their skit in front of their peers.
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Tobacco Road

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use court records to learn that tobacco was used a source of currency in early Delaware history. Students choose something in their culture to use as currency instead of money.
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What Does Advertising Say About Smoking?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students analyze the decision to smoke and how it is influenced by peer pressure. The discuss ways to say no to tobacco use.
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Captain Yellow Grin

For Students 7th - 10th
In this teeth worksheet, students research oral health problems related to smoking or chewing tobacco. Students draw a comic strip to illustrate the issue.
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The Health Risks of Smoking Tobacco

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils discuss the consequences of smoking. In this smoking instructional activity, students research ads that promote smoking. The pupils will then make an ad that is truly reflective of smoking.
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WHAT IS SMOKING?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students identify three immediate physical effects of smoking and recognize that tobacco is made of harmful substances.
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners see how smoking tobacco affects physical activity. They perform an aerobic activity while breathing through a straw. This simulates how a smoker feels when exercising.
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Most People Don't Smoke

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students make a graph, using their classmates as graphing objects, which demonstrates the fact that most people do not smoke. Students describe the potential consequences of using tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, including health,...
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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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To Smoke or Not to Smoke

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What are tobacco companies doing to appeal to people to get them to purchase tobacco products? This lesson takes a look at tobacco advertising. The tobacco companies spend millions and millions of dollars on advertising to get people to...
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Five Years to Life: labor in Early Colonial Maryland

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are...
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Health Effects Pie Chart

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lung cancer isn't the only long-term risk of smoking cigarettes. Middle and high schoolers learn about the connections between smoking and heart disease, stroke, and other diagnoses with a pie chart that details the numbers of...
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Some Groups Have Higher Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Its Harmful Effects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What age group among non-smoking Americans has the highest exposure to secondhand smoke? What racial group? What economic group? Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition council from 1999 to 2012 may just surprise you.
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Statewide Smokefree Laws

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does your state allow smoking in public workplaces? What about in bars or restaurants? Take a look at an informative map of the United States to see what states do not allow smoking indoors, what states do not have indoor air laws on the...
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Slaves on a Tobacco Plantation

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this instructional activity about slaves on a tobacco plantation, students look at a picture and "talk about it;" how did slaves get to the New World, what type of work did they do, why is slavery wrong and how would it feel to be a...
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Healthy Heart Parent Night

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use a smoke analysis machine and create a visual display to show risks involved in smoking. For this cigarette smoking lesson, students demonstrate how to use a smoke analysis machine and show results in a visual display....
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary learners observe and discuss advertisements for tobacco and alcohol. They identify how advertisers place information in strategic spots and make their product look good. They choose an ad and fill out the attached form on...
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Teen Smoking: Designing a School Anti-Smoking Publicity Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners review the human respiratory system and the effects on the human body.  In this design instructional activity students brainstorm and create a prototype then present it to the class.     
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No Smoke Without Fire

For Students 7th - 10th
In this no smoke without fire worksheet, students, with a partner, read and discuss twelve questions regarding smoking as a health risk and answer three questions for homework.
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Harmful objects

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify safe ways to report harmful objects. In this harmful objects lesson plan, 1st graders identify objects that can harm them. They then identify objects that are not safe verses ones that are safe, and are taught...
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Smoking

For Students 6th - 9th
In this smoking worksheet, students list problems smoking cause for young kids and what problems smokers face over the long term. This worksheet has 1 true or false and 4 short answer questions.
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Effects of Lung Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students illustrate the chronic lung conditions associated with smoking and write a persuasive argument against smoking. In this lung disease lesson, students use straws and balloons to illustrate the problems created by smoking. They...
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Tobacco/Smoking

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners brainstorm the detriments of smoking on health, economics and student futures. They make puppets and participate in a role play activity about smoking and peer pressure.
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Tobacco: A Black Hole

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a table/graph showing how much it would cost a smoker to buy cigarettes on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, if they were a pack-a-day smoker. They come up with the total amount for three different types of cigarettes...
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Should I Talk to My Kids about Vaping?

For Students K - 12th
Enlist parents and guardians in an anti-vaping campaign with an infographic that offers suggestions for how to talk with their students about e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The visual includes information about the dangers of vaping as well...
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Quit4Life

For Students 6th - 12th
Want to quit smoking? A handbook for Quit4Life, a four-step program designed to enable smokers to give up their addiction, is packed with information, activities, and suggested strategies for quitting.
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Smoking Stinks

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
There are lots of good reasons not to smoke. Make sure your middle and high schoolers understand each and every one with a lesson that prompts them to read anti-smoking posters, note the main points, and write a short response on the...
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What's in a Number? Analyzing Smoking Statistics

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Sixth and seventh graders analyze smoking statistics. In this health lesson, learners look at the percentage of people who smoke from each race group. They create a bar graph and circle graph that displays this information. 
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All Choked Up By Smoking Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Scholars use the article "More College Students Are Smoking, Study Says" as a springboard for discussion on the reasons why people smoke cigarettes. They investigate different methods of graphing statistics by using the data provided in...
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Picture This

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students analyze print media from a variety of magazines and evaluate how the users of tobacco and alcohol are portrayed. They present an oral presentation in their groups that critique and analyze five advertisements that are selling...
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Drugs on Trial

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the district's tobacco, alcohol, and drug policy to analyze violation situations. They brainstorm a list of behavior changes that indicate the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, read and discuss the district policy,...
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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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Magazine Dollars and Sense

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze magazine advertisements that appeal to them. They explore how tobacco companies continue to target teens in magazine advertisements. They explore how advertisers select magazine ad space.
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Survey Says! (B)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop graphs, charts, and tables and calculate percentages based on data from a survey. In a previous instructional activity they surveyed other students about tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use. Part B of this...
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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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The Social Sorrow

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the consequences on the community of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse. They discuss the costs of drug abuse, identify alternative ways to spend money on drug problems, and complete a student activity sheet.
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The Dangers of Club Drugs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the physiological and psychological effects of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs on individuals using the assigned websites. They write a report using the information which they present to the class.
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Gateways To Success

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate the gateway drugs which are alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. They discuss how the use of these drugs may lead to the use of more harmful substances. They read a biography of a person whom they consider to be...
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Discovering the Breakdown

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate diseases of the respiratory system. In this respiratory system lesson plan, 5th graders research, using a variety of sources, the common diseases this system. They determine the causes of a breakdown in the...
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Assert Yourself

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify various assertive ways to reject offers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They define "aggressive" and "assertive," identify various assertive behaviors, and role-play scenarios for the class in small groups.
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The Best Birthday Present Ever...Quit Smoking!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils research facts about tobacco addiction including cigarette ingredients, physical effects, tobacco advertising, and how to quit. They compose a letter to someone they love persuading them to quit smoking.
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What Does Advertising Say About Smoking?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners examine tobacco advertisements.  In this smoking advertisements lesson, students read old magazine or newspaper ads to determine their purpose and influence.  Learners also discuss how to make responsible health decisions and...
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Why Do We Need Clean Air?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize that tobacco smoke is bad for the heart. In this healthy choices lesson, students understand the relationship between tobacco smoke and damage to the body.
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana. Read a passage that clarifies the dangers of teens smoking marijuana, its harmful effects on the development of the brain, and the possible correlation of cigarette smoking to marijuana...
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Drugged Out Daphnia

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in experiments to investigate the the effects of nicotine, caffeine, aspirin, alcohol, and sleeping pills on the heart rates of Daphina. They describe the relationships between common drugs and heart rates....
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Manduca sexta: Caterpillar Dissection

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Caterpillars have an amazing, yet tough job to perform in their short lives — eat much, avoid predators, and try not to let all those comments about being the unattractive stage of the life cycle get to them. How do they handle it all?...
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Major Disparities in Adult Cigarette Smoking Exist Among and Within Racial and Ethnic Groups

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Data indicates that some racial groups smoke more than others, and that with that racial group, there are smaller groups whose smoking habits vary as well. Secondary learners read a graph that details the differences between the Asian...
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What's in a Cigarette?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
How do cigarettes affect the body and environment? Scholars begin a three-activity lesson plan with a cigarette dissection to discover what's inside, then draft their own comprehensive ingredient list. To close, small groups brainstorm...
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Smoking

For Students 2nd - 6th
Get the facts about smoking! A two-page handout details how smoking damages one's health, the effects of second-hand smoke, the benefits of quitting, and tips on how to quit for good.
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Facts about Smoking

For Students 3rd - 12th
Get the facts about smoking! A one-pager lists important information about the dangers of smoking including health risks, addiction, and ingredients.  
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Secondhand Smoke

For Students 3rd - 12th
A fact sheet details the dangers of secondhand smoke. Learners study the effects of being near smokers as well as ways to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
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My Heart, My Family, Our Culture: Smoking

For Students 2nd - 6th
Two pages list facts about the dangers of smoking, the benefits of quitting, and tips to cut the habit. 
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What's in a Cigarette?

For Students 3rd - 12th
An eye-catching photograph lists the 15 dangerous ingredients found in cigarettes.  
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Persuasive Writing: Smoking Bans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health instructional activity, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people...
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Problem, Solution, and Persuasion

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Persuasive techniques are best understood when class members have to apply them. This resource requires young learners to convince people who are deceived about the harmful side effects of cigarettes of the consequences of smoking....
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Are Antismoking Ads Effective?

For Students 9th - 12th
Are the anti-smoking ads put out by the federal government effective? This question is posed to your critical thinkers. They'll read excerpts from a New York Times article and then compose thoughtful blog responses to four related...
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Drugs of Abuse

For Students 6th - 12th
Anabolic steroids, dissociative drugs, GHB & rohypnol, hallucinogens, inhalants, MDMA, methamphetamine, and nicotine. Click through a series of slides that provide viewers with the street names of these drugs and more, their methods...
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How Can I Take Care of My Health?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Life is all about choices, and a healthy life tends to involve a lot of healthy choices. Guide teenagers toward a life full of nutritious food, regular exercise, and responsible decisions with a series of lessons on healthy habits for...
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Mercantilism and The Colonial American Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The invisible hand of trade. Viewers use the AP review video to learn the impact of mercantilism on the American Colonies. They examine the question of taxation without representation as the colonists get more and more upset with the...
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Smoking and the Advertising Industry (Middle, other) SMOK_AD.DOC

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study advertising techniques and the effects of smoking on health.
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What's Ponytail's Big News?

For Teachers K - 1st
Pupils discuss reasons to not smoke. In this anti-smoking lesson, students listen to a story where the character Ponytail the pony doesn't smoke and is thus able to engage in physical activities. They create Ponytail's pinwheel with a no...
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Metamorphosis

For Teachers K - 6th
Students complete a unit about the insect metamorphosis process. They read and discuss a handout and sequence the events of metamorphosis for a variety of insects. Students also view and hold a tobacco hornworm, and complete a...
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To Smoke Or Not To Smoke

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students, in groups, analyze marketing strategies used by tobacco companies. They look for slogans, stereotypes, packaging etc. and consider how they might influence a person's decision to smoke or not to smoke.
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Do You Wish You Never Started Smoking?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are exposed to an experience with a lifelong smoker in attempts that they realize that most smokers wish they had never started smoking. If this is the case, we can presume that starting to smoke is a bad decision.