ERIC Number: ED389668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Middle School Drug Awareness/Health Awareness Program: "Choose Not To Use for a Healthier You."
Wilson, Gwen E.
According to the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, the main elements of a drug-free education program should focus on valuing and maintaining sound personal health; respecting laws and rules prohibiting drugs; resisting pressures toward drug use; and promoting student activities that are drug-free and offer healthy avenues for student interest. This paper describes one such program which involves a planned month-long program of activities for students at the middle school level. Program elements are planned to complement daily school objectives and include curriculum related activities, drug/health related presentations and contests, and a health fair. Suggested activities are provided for each area of the school's curriculum, and a variety of lessons have been written for curriculum area including: English; history; mathematics; reading; science; art; band, choir, and music; computer technology; drama, speech, theater arts; foreign language; health; homemaking, life management skills; industrial technology; physical education; resource areas and special education; English as a Second Language (ESL); advisory; and clubs, groups, and sports teams. An outline for contests and for special programs in AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) awareness is also included. (ND)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Narcotics, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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