ERIC Number: ED063188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies. Health: Drugs, Society and You.
Faulkner, Brenda F.
The major intent of this interdisciplinary quinmester course for grades seven through twelve is to examine the need, problems, consequences, and social aspects of drug abuse. By studying the history and medicine of drug use, students learn background information that helps them define and categorize legitimate and illegitimate drug use, and describe physiological and psychological effects of drugs. Consequences of selling and possessing drugs illegally are studied. After evaluating reasons why drugs are used, and what problems drug users face, students will form a personal opinion and a position on drug abuse. Relating to problems in their own school, students develop plans to deal with drug abuse and then go on to develop guidelines for drug education for the Dade County community. Finally students are able to synthesize knowledge toward formulating drug therapy programs. Eight activity units are coordinated with course goals. Related documents are SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, SO 002 768 through SO 002 792, and SO 002 949 through SO 002 970. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program
Note: Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program