ERIC Number: ED324599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Into Adolescence: Living Without Tobacco. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
Scheer, Judith K.
The "Contemporary Health Series" covers critical health and family life topics in a sequence of modules with two curricular divisions: "Into Adolescence" for middle school teachers and "Entering Adulthood" for high school teachers. This module presents a tobacco "no use" message to students in grades five through eight through a series of eight lessons. To enable students to better understand the effects of tobacco use on the body, the first lesson explains the structure of the respiratory system and its functions. Lesson 2 teaches that all forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, are harmful. Lesson 3 explores the physical effects of tobacco use. Lesson 4 continues the examination of the dangers of tobacco use, including the effects of sidestream and secondhand smoke. Lesson 5 allows students to consider the various factors that influence their decisions and ways to counteract negative influences; lesson 6 deals with peer pressure and offers students the opportunity to practice refusal skills. Lesson 7 continues the study of influences on decisions about tobacco use with an examination of advertising techniques. The final lesson helps students look at reasons for the choices people make about tobacco use and encourages students to make a public statement about tobacco use and to support the goal of a tobacco-free society. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Preadolescents, Prevention, Smoking, Tobacco
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95, quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
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Note: For other titles in this series, see CG 022 854-858.