ERIC Number: ED038660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Drug Abuse Education Program. Drug Abuse Education, Grades 5,7,9. Bibliography Included.
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
A drug abuse education program was implemented in grades five, seven, and nine in the Baltimore City Public Schools. Unit plans outline the curriculum content and learning activities for each of the three grades. The major objective in grade five is to familiarize pupils with various medically used drugs and to develop an understanding that they may be both beneficial or harmful according to the way they are utilized. In grade seven the pharmocology of drugs is studied in greater detail and an understanding of the sociopsychological aspects of drug usage is developed. The role of effective interpersonal relationships in preventing drug abuse is also stressed. In grade nine drug abuse is studied as a community problem and the topics include: (1) a description of medicinal uses of, and abuse reactions to depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, narcotics, and solvents; (2) drug dependence and tolerance; (3) drug laws and regulations; (4) rehabilitation; and (5) decision-making processes. Throughout the program the students are recognized as participants and are encouraged to share ideas, think logically, and arrive at valid conclusions. Particular stress is placed on teaching young people how to make wise decisions. A bibliography for further reading on the subject is included. (RSM)
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Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.