ERIC Number: ED368627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Substance Abuse Prevention and Geography. Teacher's Resource Guide.
Connecticut Geographic Alliance, Storrs.
This guide integrates themes of geography with health issues of the 1990s to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote geographic literacy. Designed for use by social studies educators and educators responsible for teaching about substance abuse and related health issues, this guide includes lessons for kindergarten through 12th grade. After an overview section, the five themes of geography are presented in the second section: (1) location; (2) place; (3) human/environment interactions; (4) movement; and (5) regions. The third section gives teacher background information with five historical and geographic summaries to provide information for lesson presentations and to provide material and data for potential lessons. The fourth section contains background information for educators on cholera, the Bubonic Plague, and AIDS through historical and geographical facts, tables, charts, maps, and lessons for a variety of situations. The fifth section provides three lessons each for grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. The final section includes information on AIDS cases, crime, substance abuse, adolescents, and programs in Connecticut along with available resources on health information, geographic information, and drug prevention videotapes. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Geographic Alliance, Storrs.