ERIC Number: ED214093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Drug Education Curriculum: Grade Four. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Drug Education.
This curriculum guide, one of nine sequential manuals for elementary and secondary teachers and administrators, is designed to prevent drug misuse and abuse through activities for developing students' cognitive and affective skills. The materials emphasize the involvement of parents and community members and resources in implementing drug abuse prevention programs. The development of self-image and positive self-concept, communication skills, and coping skills comprise the three components of an affective model upon which this guide is based. The introductory section provides background information, e.g., curriculum evaluation, facilitator instructions, a topical outline of the curriculum, teaching methods, characteristics of early and late childhood, and an activity index. The format of the instructional units section consists of concepts, learning objectives and activities, and teacher information and resources. A preliminary materials list, worksheets, and illustrations are also included for each unit. Activities for the fourth grade level focus on: (1) appropriate uses for drugs; (2) emotions effect on health; (3) communication skills and problem-solving; and (4) personal health goal setting. The 14 appendices provide references on teaching methods, agencies, resources, packaged programs for health and drug education, materials of special interest to minority groups, and a chart of alternatives to drug use. (KMF)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Coping, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Health Education, Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Self Concept, Skill Development, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Drug Education.
Note: For related documents, see CG 015 825-833.