ERIC Number: ED346078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention of Drug Use. Grades 4-6. Education for Self-Responsibility II.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This Education for Self Responsibility (ESR) curriculum guide is designed to help students learn to make intelligent decisions about health and well being, and to act responsibly when confronted with opportunities to try drugs. The program focuses on ways in which Grades 4-6 teachers can emphasize: personal development; interpersonal relations; development of healthy social attitudes; respect for self, others, and the law; medical hazards that exist in legal/illegal drug use; and recognition of pressure from peers, parents, and media. The guide is organized into six sections: (1) The Comprehensive Drug Use Prevention Program; (2) Implementing the ESR II Curriculum Guide; (3) Modifying ESR II for Special Populations; (4) Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug Use; (5) Suggestions for Discussion Groups and Speakers; and (6) Sample Lessons for the Prevention of Drug Use. Seven appendices include: Teacher Resources; Annotated Bibliography; Drug Chart; Glossary of Terms; Texas Law Related to Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs; Agencies and Organizations; and Instructional Strategies and Products for Teaching Drug Use Prevention. (LL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Class Activities, Discussion Groups, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Use, Educational Resources, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Health Promotion, High Risk Students, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Prevention, Special Needs Students, State Curriculum Guides, Student Responsibility
Publications Distributions Office, Texas Education Agency, 170l North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.