Drugs in Sports 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 prevalent is drug use among athletes in the sports world? This lesson plan will help you explore this issue with your students using a text lesson and an activity that connects students with actual doping cases.

Learning Objectives

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

  • define 'doping'
  • summarize the history of doping in sports
  • list and explain the substances and processes that have been used for enhanced performance in sports

Length

60 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.8

Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

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