ERIC Number: ED337123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Infusing Alcohol and Drug Prevention with Existing Classroom Study Units: Exceptional Education.
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
This curriculum module, one of seven developed by the "Infusion Project," offers information and lessons on drug use prevention for integration into an existing seventh-grade exceptional education middle school curriculum for social skills, mathematics, science and language arts. The module, based on a type of interactive learning called infusion learning, contains 55 lessons each providing objectives, a list of resource materials, suggested student activities, suggestions for additional classroom or out-of-class activities and teacher tips. Many lessons come with one or more work sheets for reproduction. Sample social skills lessons cover: community resources, local news and government, coping with conflict, feelings, careers, assertiveness, problem solving, self esteem, nutrition and advertising, learning strategies and law awareness. The mathematics lessons cover such skills as: using a calculator, reasoning, calculating effects of driving under the influence, graphing, problem solving, and budgeting money. Typical science lessons examine: plants, biology/health, body systems, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, drug use, alcohol abuse, The language arts lessons cover: reading, spelling, assertiveness training, recognizing inference and implied meaning, functional living skills, communication (3), capitalization and punctuation, newspaper use, Acquired Immune Deficiency awareness, and letter writing. Also included is "Just the Facts," a set of information units for teachers on alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, children of alcoholics, cocaine, designer drugs, driving under the influence, eating disorders, inhalants, lysergic acid diethylamide, marijuana, nutrition, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), steroids and tobacco. There is a teacher's booklet which introduces the program. (JB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, English Curriculum, Geography Instruction, Grade 7, Higher Education, Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Curriculum, Middle Schools, Policy Formation, Prevention, Science Curriculum, Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
Identifiers: Active Learning; Drug Infusion Project; Network for Drug Free Colleges
Note: This report is part of a collection of programs, policies and curricula developed by members of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement in response to the 1989 Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. For related documents, see HE 024 963-969.