Topic outline

  • General

    Health/Physical Education

    “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

    ~ Psalm 139: 13-14

    You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house...

    -Matthew 5

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  • Unit 5: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

    Course Outline:

    What's the Problem?

    • Describe the short-term and long-term health consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
    • Clarify myths regarding the scope of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among adolescents.
    • Locate resources in one’s community and on the Internet for information and services regarding alcohol and tobacco use, prevention, ad cessation; and assess the validity of the resources.
    • Describe financial, political, social, and legal influences regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
    • Analyze internal and external pressures to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

    Pushing for Prevention

    • Advocate for ways peers, schools, and communities can promote a drug-free environment.
    • Present a persuasive solution to the problem of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.

    Avoiding Problems and Getting Help

    • Demonstrate skills to avoid tobacco exposure and avoid or resist using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
    • Apply decision-making and problem-solving steps to hypothetical problems related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
    • Demonstrate ways to support others who want to stop using alcohol or tobacco.
    • Apply strategies to access and get help for self or others.

    By the end of the unit you will know:

    1. How can alcohol, tobacco and other illegal or misused drugs affect my personal
    2. What are the legal consequences of using alcohol, tobacco, prescription or illegal
    3. How can drug use, misuse or abuse affect my learning?
    4. What effect does drug abuse and misuse have on the home environment?
    5. What protective factors can help me to avoid drug use, misuse, or abuse?
    6. How do friends influence my choice to use or not use alcohol, tobacco, prescription,
    or illegal drugs?
    7. What can I do to tell or show others that I am not interested in using illegal drugs?
    8. How does someone become addicted to drugs, and what are the signs of addiction?
    9. How can goal setting help me to be drug free?
    10. How can a mother’s use of alcohol, tobacco, prescription, or illegal drugs affect her
    unborn child?


    Advocacy PresentationResearch guideProject guidelines below
    Due date: APRIL 13

    Assignments:  Date Assigned:  Date Due:

    Fill in Alcohol, Tobacco and Prescription Drugs Chart throughout the lesson