Our Brain and Body on Opioids

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Use a presentation that explores the world of prescription opioids. Learners look at the way the brain responds to the drugs and the long terms effects opioids have on the brain and body. At the end of the lesson, groups create a social media campaign that raises the public's awareness of opioid misuse.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Print the expectations for the social media campaign on a sheet of paper so learners have direct access to the information
  • Create groups ahead of time
  • Use to bring awareness to the dangers of using prescription opioids
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access to view the PowerPoint and create the social media campaign assignment
  • Assumes class members are familiar and have access to social media outlets
  • Be aware of your school's rules about use of social media
  • Comes with the PowerPoint
  • The 28-page packet includes a teacher's guide to the PowerPoint, a lesson overview, background information, discussion questions for each slide, links to additional information, and two diagrams
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