Deciding About Alcohol Recommended for grades 6,7,8

This course is designed to provide pre-teens and young teens with the facts about what alcohol is, how it affects the brain and body, and how it can lead to risky behaviors, such as driving under the influence. Students will learn about binge drinking and will explore the body’s reaction to alcohol abuse over a long period of time. The influence of peer pressure and the media will be discussed, along with strategies for making healthy choices.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Physical effects of alcohol use
  • Psychological effects of alcohol use
  • Addiction to alcohol
  • Influence of alcohol advertising
  • Binge drinking
  • Making healthy choices

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to analyze advertisements for alcohol and explain what influence they may have on young people’s decisions
  • Students will be able to list the factors that influence the effects of alcohol
  • Students will be able to describe how alcohol affects the brain, body and behavior
  • Students will be able to explain the physical and neurological consequences of alcohol abuse and binge drinking
  • Students will be able to identify the dangers of drinking and driving
  • Students will be able to describe the effects of alcohol consumption on an unborn fetus
  • Students will be able to discuss ways to resist peer pressure to use alcohol

 

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behavior
  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health
  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health
  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
  • Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

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ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Deciding About Alcohol Digital Instruction22m
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:
Billboard Basics 60m
Bulletin Board 45m
Deciding about Alcohol “While you Watch” worksheet 15m
   
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
A Drink is a Drink, but People are Different 60m
Alcoholism Destroys 90m
Impaired 30m
No Call for Alcohol 30m
Resisting Peer Pressure Rocks 30m
The Pressure is On! 30m
What Influences Us 60m

Program Licensing includes access to the following resources for one year:

  • e-Learning classroom instruction
  • Student Assignments
  • Classroom Activities
  • Assessments

Project + Print Access

Individual Health World programs are $50. The course material will be in Project + Print Access, this allows educators to project and review the course material with the class and then provide students with printable assignments to complete. When purchasing Project + Print Access the fees associated are per school.

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Pricing: $50.00

TOPIC BUNDLE

If you would like to purchase this course along with related courses in the Substance Abuse category, you can purchase our Substance Abuse Bundle!

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If you are interested in more than three Health World programs or building an entire curriculum for your school, district or home school organization, we also offer volume discount deals.

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