Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body

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This Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body handout also includes:

What's the difference between medical marijuana and marijuana bought on the street? Not much. High schoolers learn more about marijuana with an informational booklet that focuses on the medical uses of THC, how marijuana affects the brain, and what makes the drug addictive.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use alongside a textbook article or curriculum lesson about marijuana
  • Connect with a language arts class to access informational text reading skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Booklet is completely in color and is best viewed as an electronic resource, rather than printed
  • Shorter excerpts of the resource are available 
  • Refer to the publisher's instructions on the last page of the resource regarding how to order a classroom poster
  • Colorful illustrations keep learners engaged
  • Provides important resources and contact information for treatment centers and crisis hotlines
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