ERIC Number: ED419875
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. Drug Education 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 drug education component for grades 6 and 7. Inclusion is emphasized both for special education students and as an aspect of the school that means students attend their home school with their age and grade peers and that teachers work with each other and families to create a sense of community in the classroom. Adaptations have been made to the curriculum to increase inclusion in its broadest sense, as well as to increase the inclusion of special education students. This drug education curriculum for grades 6 and 7 consists of several distinct elements that have been selected and arranged to give students factual information and the skills to cope with the pressures and issues that come with drug use issues. This volume focuses on factual information about drugs and AIDS. The following chapters are included: (1) "The Development of a Curriculum for Inclusive Classrooms"; (2) "Introduction"; (3) "Overview of Drugs"; (4) "Alcohol"; (5) "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome"; (6) "Helping Children of Alcoholics"; (7) "Tobacco"; (8) "Marihuana"; (9) "Inhalants"; (10) "Cocaine"; (11) "Steroids"; and (12) "AIDS." An accompanying volume contains a life skills development component to increase resistance to drug use. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcohol Education, Cocaine, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Grade 6, Grade 7, Health Education, Inclusive Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Knowledge Level, Marijuana
Project Oz, 502 S. Morris Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701; fax: 309-829-8877; http://www.projectoz.org ($185; $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.