ERIC Number: ED228554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Drug Education Curriculum: Grade Four. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention. Revised.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Drug Education.
This revised 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' affective and cognitive skills. The introductory section presents the rationale for the school-community drug abuse prevention program including a discussion of the school's responsibilities, parent and community involvement and suggestions for obtaining program support; the philosophy and design of the curriculum; methods for evaluating the curriculum; instructions to the teacher; a detailed sampling of teaching methods; a topical outline of the drug education curriculum, K-12; characteristics of early and late childhood; and an activities index by grade level. The format for the instructional units consists of concepts, learning objectives and activities, and teacher information and resources. A materials list, worksheets and illustrations are also included for each unit. The activities for the fourth grade level focus on appropriate use of drugs, how emotions affect health, communication skills and problem solving, and setting personal health goals. Appendices referred to in the curriculum guide are available as separate, periodically updated bulletins. (JAC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Information Sources, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Parent School Relationship, School Community Programs, School Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Drug Education.
Note: Revision of ED 214 093: Changes are minor except that lengthy appendices have been dropped. For related documents, see CG 016 575-581.