ERIC Number: ED381737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Grade Eight.
Drexler, Nora L.
This educational program on drugs and alcohol provides a "No-Use" message to students. The curriculum maintains that alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs are unhealthy and harmful, and that society's laws and values are to be respected. The lessons build students' resistance to influences that encourage drug abuse and they promote safe, healthy, and responsible attitudes while correcting mistaken beliefs and assumptions about drugs and alcohol. Lessons appear on 36 "Task Cards" which are intended to be used once a week during a traditional school year. The sequence and frequency with which these Task Cards are used, though, is at the instructor's discretion. Cards may be completed individually or in a group. Each card contains a benchmark (a one or two line goal for the lesson), a short message that the facilitator can present to the students, and an activity, all of which are age appropriate. If students work in groups, they are encouraged to create and display a team name, a pennant or banner with their team symbol, a license plate, a team motto or slogan, and a simulated 1-800 phone number. Students are encouraged to adopt a cartoon character name, from a list in the back, and design a drug and alcohol poster with a message that features the cartoon character they have created. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Curriculum Guides, Drug Education, Grade 8, Health, Instructional Materials, Intervention, Junior High Schools, Prevention, Resource Materials, Substance Abuse
Drexler Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 722, Erie, PA 16512-0722 ($21.95 single copy; $17.95 each for 25 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Drexler Associates, Inc., Erie, PA.
Note: For related teaching guides, see CG 026 222-229. Produced as part of the SPARKS (Smart People Act Responsibly to Keep Safe) educational program.