ERIC Number: ED055882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching About Drugs, A Curriculum Guide, K-12, Second Edition.
American School Health Association, Kent, OH.; Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC.
This guide seeks to define and emphasize the interrelationship of drug use and abuse to a comprehensive program of health education as well as total health. It assists teachers in presenting correct information about drugs and directing children to make wise decisions about the use of drugs. Emphasis is placed upon a positive approach rather than a "scare" technique. In Part I, Suggested Curriculum, eight basic concepts are formulated followed by curriculum content outlines for four levels - lower elementary, middle elementary, early adolescent, and late adolescent. Each section is preceded by a statement which may form a basis for the teacher's individual objectives and anticipated outcomes. Objectives, content, learning activities, and resource materials constitute the horizontal format. Suggested content is designed to assist the teacher in achieving a specific objective, and the learning activities are suggested as types of assignments or projects appropriate to the specific content and objective. Resource materials are directed to specific content as well as general references for the entire unit. Part II, Reference Materials, consists of review papers and serves as a basic source of information for Part I. Teaching aids are described in the form of storyettes, discussions, glossary of terms, a products reference chart, an outline for identification of drug users, and photographs of drugs and equipment. (BL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
American School Health Association, 107 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio 44240 ($4.00)
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Authoring Institution: American School Health Association, Kent, OH.; Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC.