Just Say No 5th Grade

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Introduction:

 A volunteer officer from the D.A.R.E. program has shared information about drugs to the health and preventive techniques to drug peer pressure. Drugs are chemicals that change the way your brain and body work. Drugs can be swallowed, inhaled, smoked, or injected. Whichever way you take drugs, they end up in your blood and go to all parts of your body. Positive feelings from drugs wear off, but drugs can cause life-long damage to your body. Many drugs are addictive, which means it can be really hard to quit. Drugs affect the way you think, making it harder to make safe choices and protect yourself in dangerous situations. Based on the National Household Survey of Drug Abuse, the rate of first use among youths age 12-17 rose significantly from 1989 to 1995, from 8.4 to 18.8 per 1,000 potential new users, and has remained level after that. http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugpages/stats.html 

http://www.dare.com/home/default.asp

Students will use a half sheet posterboard (11 x 14) to create a print ad expressing through pictures and/ or drawings different type of drugs and how they affect and harm the body and it's long term health. The student should prepare a one page essay explaining the effects drugs has on the body and how it affects your health long term using the information given from the research. The posterboard should also include the logo and contact information to at least three programs that are available to help students prevent the use of drugs and techniques in addressing peer pressure throughout the United States. At least one program must be local.

Research how drugs effect your body and lives.  Create a print ad  dertering your peers from using drugs expressing through pictures and/ or drawings different type of drugs and how they affect and harm the body and it's long term health. The student should prepare a one page essay explaining the effects drugs has on the body and how it affects your health long term using the information given from the research. The posterboard should also include the logo and contact information to at least three programs that are available to help students prevent the use of drugs and techniques in addressing peer pressure throughout the United States. At least one program must be local.

Above the Influence

Drug-Free World: Information About Illegal Drugs & Alcohol Abuse

Just Think Twice

Find Help | Get Smart About Drugs

CADCA | Building drug-free communities.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) |

NIDA for Teens: Teens - Drug Information

Drugs Campaign - Homepage

D.A.R.E. America

Evaluation

You will be evaluated using four assessments.

Description: http://users.manchester.edu/student/jestrange/MatterWebQuest/j0299587.gif The Student Self Asssessment will be worth 50 points.

Description: http://users.manchester.edu/student/jestrange/MatterWebQuest/j0299587.gif The Teacher Assessment will be worth 50 points.

 

This entire project is worth 100 points.

After research and completion of the assignment, students will have learned techniques to avoiding peer pressure, how drugs will harm their body and programs that can assist them or someone they know in getting help for drug abuse. Young adults whose parents talk to them on a regular basis about the dangers of drug use are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don't. the teacher is helping contribute to decreasing the percentage of students likely to use drugs. 
http://www.teendrugabuse.us/teen_drug_use.html