ERIC Number: ED215029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Substance Abuse Education Syllabus, Grades 6-7-8.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
This syllabus on substance abuse education is intended as a resource for sixth, seventh and eighth grade teachers, and focuses on concepts pertaining to the proper use of drugs, prevention of drug-related problems, and recommended health practices. Content areas and instructional activities are outlined for each of four concepts: (1) behavior patterns influence present and future health; (2) problems are common to all people, but one's response to problems is important to personality development; (3) the legitimate use of drugs and other substances is widespread; and (4) drugs can be valuable when used properly, but improper use of drugs constitutes abuse. The guide emphasizes improved communications between adults and children, decision making experiences, values clarification and the development of a positive self-concept and attitude toward life. A list of published, audiovisual and organizational resources is appended. (JCD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
Note: For a related document, see UD 022 176.