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Choices & Consequences

Substance abuse

grades 4-6

In this course, students will be provided with the facts about four gateway drugs: tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants.

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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

Standards

met

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

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES - 30 Minutes

While You Watch - 15m

A Friendship Application - 30m

Box Those Cigarettes - 45m

What Do You Know about Inhalants and Their

Dangers - 30m

To Air is Human - 45m

 

What’s in Tobacco Smoke? - 60m

 

You Know How to Refuse - 45m

Analyzing Ads - 15m

 

Catch It! - 15m

 

Decision-Making Influences - 30m

 

Defying Substance Abuse and Misuse - 30m

 

Drugs: A Lost Cause - 30m

 

Drugs in the Media - 30m

 

Jar of Tar - 30m

 

Red Ribbon Week Stations - 45m