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After this lesson, students will be able to:
- list the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
- explain treatments for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
- discuss prevention methods for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
- This lesson is structured to use as stations that can be stretched over several class periods
- Transcripts of the lessons Prevention and Treatment Programs for Alcoholism, Why Do People Use Drugs?, and Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects, one for each student
- Alcohol education program
- Brief intervention
- Alcohol treatment program
- Residential treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Support programs
- Prescription pain killer
- Behavioral therapy
- Club drugs
- Inpatient rehab center
- Nervous system
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
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 9-10 texts and topics.
Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.
- Engage students with the topic by asking them to write a definition of 'alcoholism;' share and discuss answers.
- Define the term, then preview other vocabulary for this lesson.
- Start the lesson Prevention and Treatment Programs for Alcoholism. Distribute the transcripts and instruct students to follow along and highlight key terms and ideas.
- Why is alcoholism considered a medical condition?
- What three things are done to deal with alcohol?
- What are some examples of alcohol prevention programs?
- How do alcohol treatment programs compare?
- Why should there be support systems for alcohol?
- Administer the lesson quiz to check for understanding.
- Divide students into small groups. Have each group create a skit of a peer with an alcohol problem and the impact it has on friends and family. Allow students to perform.
- Divide students into partner pairs. Have each pair research an area of alcohol prevention, treatment, or support as listed in this lesson, then create a presentation to share findings.
- Have students research drunk driving statistics in your community. Invite a team of paramedics, police officers, and representatives from MADD to speak at your school.
- Distribute copies of the lesson Why Do People Use Drugs? and have students read, highlighting and notating key terms and ideas.
- Assign students one of the three roles featured in this lesson: either Josh, Darren, or Julie.
- Have students work with others in their character groups to read the sections more closely, discussing elements of the drug usage and effects it has on the character.
- Instruct students to imagine the character is a friend, co-worker, peer, or family member and create a follow-up story. Have them tell what happens after the story ends; present stories to the class and discuss.
- Have students take the lesson quiz to check for understanding.
- Have students work in groups to research different types of drugs, their effects, and prevalence in culture. Present as a poster and hang in a 'Prevention-Walk' hallway.
- Invite narcotics officers and drug-sniffing dogs to speak to your students about drug prevention.
- Divide students into partners and have each research and present ways to combat peer pressure and other anti-drug methods. Present as a PowerPoint or other visual method.
- Ask students to predict the percentage of students in their class or grade who have used tobacco. Share and record for later.
- Start the lesson Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects. Instruct students to make notes and highlight as necessary.
- Divide students into small groups and have them discuss the following questions:
- What did you learn that surprised you?
- Did you know nicotine was a poison?
- Who do you know in your life that smokes? How do you feel about it?
- What effects of nicotine do you find most off-putting? Why?
- Give the lesson quiz to check for understanding.
- Have students create an anonymous survey to determine the prevalence of nicotine usage in your class or grade level. Chart findings and discuss. Compare to the prediction.
- Divide students into partner pairs and have each research effects of nicotine on the body. Have students draw a model of the effects, or create a collage to show impact.
- Instruct students to create anti-smoking slogans, then create posters and display in the school.
- Have students research the role of the tobacco industry throughout history.
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