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Generation Rx

My Generation Rx: Minute Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Want to discuss the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teenagers, but running out of class time? A series of short, straightforward activities address topics such as sharing prescription drugs, coping mechanisms for stress, and...
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Generation Rx

Medication Safety for Teens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The most valuable way to protect teenagers from prescription drug abuse is to equip them with knowledge. An informative slideshow covers various aspects of prescription drug safety, including the importance of keeping one's prescription...
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Scholastic

Drugs + Your Body—It Isn’t Pretty

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Drugs can affect all parts of the body including teeth, skin, heart, brain, and lungs. Use an interactive that explores topics like addiction and the brain, steroid use and skin breakouts, methamphetamine use and rotting teeth, smoking...
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PBS

Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Cycle of Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, begins with a reason that's different for every user. High schoolers learn more about the reasons people begin abusing drugs with a set of videos and worksheets that discuss four...
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PBS

Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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PBS

Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About Opioids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
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Scholastic

Recovery From Drug Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...
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Scholastic

Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the students in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it very...
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Lesson Plan
American Physiological Society

Drug the Water Flea

For Teachers 9th - 10th
This is a flea. This is a flea on drugs. Any questions? Your class will have questions aplenty during an impactful experiment. Lab groups get to know Daphnia magna, the humble water flea, and study the effects of stimulants and...
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Lesson Plan
NOAA

Watch the Screen!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Can a sponge cure cancer? Life science pupils visit the drugstore under the sea in the fifth lesson of six. Working groups research the topic then get hands-on experience by testing the inhibiting effects of several plant extracts on E....
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Baylor College

Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of...
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Discovery Education

Malachi's Medication

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What's on a prescription medicine label? After learners practice measuring Malachi's prescribed dosage for his medication, they collaboratively discuss and explain why measuring it with the proper measuring tools is essential. Young...
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Discovery Education

Sarah's Sister

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Does it matter where medication is stored in your home? Absolutely. The best way to identify proper and improper storage of medications is to participate in different role-play scenarios. A lesson models the safe storage of medications...
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Professional Doc
Department of Education (Ireland)

On My Own Two Feet School Handbook

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The "On My Own Two Feet" School Handbook describes a carefully scaffolded, richly detailed substance abuse program designed for middle and high schools. Chapters look at approaches to prevention, suggestions for organizing and...
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Lesson Plan
Nemours KidsHealth

Drugs: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Two lessons take a close look at drug prevention. The first lesson, split into two sessions, challenges learners to gather information from an article, answer questions, then create a poster that encourages others to stay away from...
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Unit Plan
Department of Education (Ireland)

Consequences

For Teachers 6th - 12th
11 lessons, designed to be used in consecutive order, ask middle and high school scholars to consider the effects of various drugs and the consequences of taking them for themselves and their families. They also develop the communication...
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Learning From Animals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is all research on animals bad? Learners use a video to understand how animal research benefits humans. Pupils read about a drug modification turned deadly and the result of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Scholars use a...
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Teaching Tolerance

The War on Drugs—Mechanisms and Effects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The war on drugs doesn't have definite results. An interesting instructional activity examines the social, political, and economic effect of the war on drugs. Academics learn how the war on drugs has led to mass incarcerations and...
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Teaching Tolerance

Mass Incarceration as a Form of Racialized Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mass incarceration: A result of a tough stance on crime or racial discrimination, you decide. Academics explore the history and reasons behind mass incarcerations in the United States and its impact on ethnic communities. The...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

Caution: Thin Ice!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders listen to a story titled "Thin Ice!" then partake in a whole-class discussion asking and answering questions about what was read. Scholars brainstorm risky behaviors in preparation for a game of RISKO—a game similar to...
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Missouri Department of Elementary

How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Following a brief survey about tobacco, scholars examine a fact sheet to answer questions about the substance. A practice page challenges the class to determine the cost of the habit using money math. Pupils discuss their findings...
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Missouri Department of Elementary

What Are Safe and Unsafe Drugs/Medicines/Objects?

For Teachers K Standards
Encourage responsible decision-making while boosting sorting skills with a lesson plan that looks at safe and unsafe situations. Scholars use two bags, one happy the other sad, to sort scenario cards. After a thorough examination,...
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Handout
ProCon

Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Almost 600,000 Americans are arrested each year for marijuana possession. Pupils decide if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use after reading state-by-state laws and the top pro and con arguments. The resource also includes...
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Handout
ProCon

Drug Use in Sports

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ancient Greeks used performance enhancing drugs, such as opium juice, when they participated in the original Olympic Games. Pupils research a website with debate topics to decide if athletes' use of such drugs in modern sports is...