Marijuana: Perception of Harm vs. Use

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Many teenagers don't believe that marijuana is harmful, but if they do, it affects whether they use it or not. Analyze the relationship between what high school seniors believe about marijuana and their tendency to use it with a reading passage and accompanying activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to a math class when reviewing data representation and graphing
  • Have class members write an informational essay about the trends of marijuana use and teenage perception
  • Send home for class members to complete after a lesson on marijuana in health class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires another piece of paper for responses
  • Only provides results through 2013; see if class members can find more updated statistics through research
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Reading passage is attached
  • Prompts class members to focus on the ways their peers think about marijuana versus the actual harm

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