Our Learning About Drugs lesson plan introduces students to information related mostly illegal drugs, with a focus on preventing the use of illegal drugs, including the abuse of alcohol. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create a drug prevention poster which includes strategies for saying “no,” facts and figures about drug use, and drawings or pictures from the internet; students then answer questions about their poster to encourage them to think about the issue in a deeper way. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions, demonstrating that they understand the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define drug, identify and name illegal/legal drugs, explain addiction and its effects on individuals and society, and identify strategies to prevent illegal drug use.
Common Core State Standards: CSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7