TEC Lesson Plan


Drug Awareness

Resistance Skills

Contributor Information:
Name: Bonneva Shontz
E-mail address: Bonneva_Shontz@places.pcsb.org

School: Pinellas Park Middle

Sunshine State Standards

Health Literacy

HE.A.1.3.7 The students will the know the benefits of positive health practice and the appropriate health care measures necessary to prevent accidents, illnesses and death.
HE.A.1.3.8 The students know how lifestyle, pathogens, family history and other risk factors are related to the cause or prevention of disease and other health problem.

Responsible Health Behaviors

HE.B.1.3.1 The student knows the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.
HE.B.1.3.4 The student knows strategies for improving and maintaining personal and family health.
HE.B.1.3.2 The student understands the short-term and long-term consequences of safe, risky and harmful behaviors
HE.B.3.3.6 The student knows how to communicate strategies for avoiding potentially harmful situations (e.g., refusal skills)

Advocate and Promote Healthy Living
HE.C1.3.5 The student knows how to use goal setting and decision-making skills that enhance health. HE.C2...2.3.5 The student knows how to advocate for personal, family and community health.

NET Standards

1. Basic operations and concepts
a. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operations of technologsystems
b.Students are proficient in the use of technology.

3. Technology productivity tools
a. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.

5. Technology research tools
a. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
b. Students use technology tools to process data and report results.

6. Technology problem-solving and decision making tools.
a. Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.

Lesson Plan

Title: Drug Awareness

Technology Resource Requirements:
•Mac G-3 or higher
• Focus with connection cable to TV
•Power Point
•Appleworks 5.0 or higher

Subject Area:
Grade Level: 6

Short Description:

These lessons will help students to become knowledgeable of drug categories, harmful effects, examples and refusal strategies.

Gain Attention:

1. Students will choose 3 drugs, from those studied in the textbook, to research. They will look for information about the
category of the drug, it's effects and examples of them.
2. Show presentation of the Categories of Drugs. Talk about the harmful effects the drugs have on the body, the way
it is administered, the street names, and whether it is legal or illegal.

1. Send letter to parents about Drug Awareness Survey (using database and mail merge). Give students the
Drug Awareness Survey
(powerpoint presentation). Teacher will tally the results and make a graph. See Survey activity.

2. Students need to be placed into groups of 4. Each student has researched 3 drugs, getting information about the category, effects and an example of it. Each student will create a Filemaker Pro data base to organize and
save this information. The completed data base will be printed as a hard copy and turned in with a grading rubric.
The group will compile their research and create a drug chart. Further research may be necessary for any missing information. Groups will transfer the chart information into a flowchart format. (Inspiration)

3. Have students make 4 Flash cards. Each card will have the following information. The name of the drug, a picture, the category (type) and the effects on the body. The cards are to be colorful. They are on a quarter sheet of paper (they can get 4 on a sheet of paper). Sample can be viewed.

4. Reshow the Drug Awareness Survey and show the tallied results, question by question. Then have students take a sheet of paper and divide it into quarters. Mark the sections: strongly agree, agree, disagree and strongly disagree. Using the overhead, put up several statements. Tell the students that they have a choice but must be able to tell their reason why they feel as they do. Show one statement at a time, then ask for volunteers to tell their reasons. Agree& disagree lesson.

5. Present Resistance Skills and have students role play situations with deferent resistance skills being demonstrated. Have class see if they can identify the skill being used. Can be viewed on I-Movie upon e-mail request.

6. Have students make a drug poster that demonstrates knowledge of a specific drug or a group of drugs. The purpose is to promote drug awareness to others. It is to have an anti-drug message, a picture, a border. It is to be colorful, neat and informative. Rubric can be viewed.

Students will work individually, in pairs and in groups. There will be group instruction. Teacher will lead and monitor the Internet searches.

Students will use Internet and media center as resources for activities.


1. Allow students to review types of drugs by using "How much do you know about drug types?" hyperstudio presentation. To view this you must have the Hyperstudio plug-in. Please download for the platform you are using.(approx 4 min)


2. Rubrics will be provided for the various projects showing the students what the expectations are for each of them to achieve success.
3. Students will take test on categories, effects and examples of drugs.



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