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Drug Education Lesson Plan

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.

How much do your students know about drugs? A video lesson provides a detailed overview while a class activity empowers students with precise knowledge. Related lessons and extensions are included for ongoing instruction.

Learning Objectives

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

  • define the different classes of drugs
  • identify different types of drugs
  • outline the function and impact of each class of drugs
  • provide detailed information on one drug

Length

1 to 2 hours

Materials

  • Poster board
  • Markers

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

Key Vocabulary

  • Stimulant
  • Depressant
  • Cannabis
  • Hallucinogen
  • Narcotic
  • Inhalant

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