Choices and Consequences Recommended for grades 4,5,6

In this course, students will be provided with the facts about four gateway drugs:  tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants. Information will include how the body and brain responds to these drugs and the short and long-term consequences of using them. Students will also be taught how to make healthy choices in light of peer pressure and the strong influence of the media. 

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Safe versus unsafe administration of over-the-counter and prescription drugs
  • Short and long-term consequences of 4 gateway drugs: tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants
  • Influence of media on decision-making
  • Making healthy choices
  • Ways to say “no” to drugs

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to identify the two classifications of legal drugs: prescription and over– the-counter medication
  • Students will be able to explain how to safely administer medications and the risks associated – with sharing them with peers
  • Students will be able to list the four gateway drugs and describe the short and long-term consequences on the brain and body
  • Students will be able to explain how the media attempts to influence one’s decisions about using alcohol and tobacco
  • Students will be able to provide examples of four common types of peer pressure
  • Students will be able to describe the steps involved in making informed and safe choices about drugs
  • Students will be able to review and practice 5 ways to say “no” to drugs

 

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks

 

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Standard 6: Values physical health for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction

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ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Choices and Consequences Digital Instruction30m
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:
A Friendship Application 30m
Box Those Cigarettes 45m
“While you Watch” Worksheet 15m
What Do You Know about Inhalants and Their Dangers 30m
   
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Analyzing Ads 15m
Catch It! 15m
Decision-Making Influences 30m
Defining Substance Abuse and Misuse 30m
Drugs: A Lost Cause 30m
Drugs in the Media 30m
Jar of Tar 30m
Red Ribbon Week Stations 45m
To Air is Human 45m
What's in Tobacco Smoke? 60m
You Know How to Refuse 45m

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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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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