Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

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There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana. Read a passage that clarifies the dangers of teens smoking marijuana, its harmful effects on the development of the brain, and the possible correlation of cigarette smoking to marijuana smoking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create questions to pair with the magazine article to assess reading comprehension
  • Research the updates in science and legislation surrounding marijuana 
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes an additional version of the article for fourth and fifth graders
  • Article compares smoking cigarettes to smoking marijuana
  • Article was written in 2014 and reflects legislation from that year; have class members research the most current laws regarding recreational and medicinal marijuana use
Pros

  • Provides a smoking timeline along the bottom of the article that tracks the changes in medical and public opinion regarding the consumption of tobacco
Cons