ERIC Number: ED419873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in Prevention: A Curriculum on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, and Violence. Grades 6 and 7. Violence Prevention Component. Project Oz.
Bilyk-Glancy, Joanne; Caison, Shelia; Campbell, Melissa; Carlton, Chris; Dobbins, Mike; Menkhaus, Lisa; Nappi, Beth; Payne, Sue; Rankaitis, Peter; Sutton, Arthur; Wisted, Nancy
Project Oz is a not-for-profit special services agency providing drug education and crisis intervention services. Project Oz curricula provide compact and well-researched information for teachers, supplemented by student learning activities that reinforce the lecture portions of the topic. These activities are grade-appropriate and incorporate visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and auditory learning styles. This curriculum is the violence prevention component for grades 6 and 7. It addresses both physical and verbal violence through seven areas: (1) "Coping with Anger" and anger management; (2) "Path to the Future--Goal Establishment," a discussion of goals and goal setting; (3) "Weapons Are Not the Answer," an examination of the negative effectiveness of weapon use; (4)"Self-Protection," a discussion of alternatives in dangerous situations and techniques for avoiding danger; (5) "Gangs," a discussion of the negative consequences of gang behavior; (6) "Appreciating Our Differences," activities and information to increase students' awareness of the negative effects of stereotypes, prejudice, and "isms"; and (7) "Boundaries," a discussion of gender-role misconceptions, sexual harassment, and boundaries of conduct with regard to sexual violence. Suggestions are given for implementing violence prevention throughout the school and in several specific curriculum areas. An appendix discusses assessing the school, home, or work environments for safety and violence prevention. (SLD)
Descriptors: Anger, Conflict Resolution, Coping, Cultural Awareness, Drug Education, Grade 6, Grade 7, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Juvenile Gangs, Prevention, Safety, Stereotypes, Violence
Project Oz, 502 S. Morris Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701; fax: 309-829-8877; http://www.projectoz.org ($125; $300 for the complete grade 6-7 set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Project Oz, Bloomington, IL.