ERIC Number: ED338938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Education through Literature: An Annotated Bibliography for Grades 7-12.
English, Jill; McClure, Mike
Many people acknowledge that youth need to be educated so that they value healthy lifestyles and abstain from alcohol and other drug use. Literature particularly lends itself to these issues. In addition, language arts material and literature may specifically address issues of alcohol and other drug use by young people or their families and friends. This annotated bibliography lists some of these materials which might be used across the curriculum in grades 7 through 12. The materials are not intended as a substitute for a core health or drug prevention curriculum. Instead they provide some possible means by which there can be infusion of alcohol and other drug use prevention into other academic areas so that key concepts suggested in the core curriculum are reinforced. A literary work is included in the bibliography only if the main idea could be used to generate a discussion of alcohol and other drug use. The literature cited is categorized into four genres: fiction books; short stories; poetry; and nonfiction books. Grade levels are indicated for some works, denoting recommended age groups, not necessarily reading levels. Ideas are included for preparatory and follow-up activities. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.
Note: For bibliography for grades K-6, see CG 023 748.