Alcohol Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is alcohol and how does it effect people? This lesson plan uses a fact-filled text lesson to outline key points for students. An activity helps to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol.

Length

1.5 to 2.5 hours

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • list some examples of alcoholic beverages
  • summarize the effects of alcohol
  • explain key facts about alcohol consumption

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7

Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Materials

  • A photograph of a glass of champagne
  • A photograph of a can of beer
  • A photograph of a glass of wine
  • Paper copies of the text lesson Alcohol Lesson for Kids: Facts & Effects
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson

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