Opioids in Our Community—Middle School

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How do opioids affect the lives of families and individuals within a community? Scholars explore the topic with a series of informative, thought-provoking videos. They also complete worksheets and discuss the effects of the opioid epidemic in small groups. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have partners create a poster to inform others about opioid abuse 
  • Ask individuals to research a list of community resources for those affected by the opioid crisis
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires showing several brief videos
  • Contains material that may be sensitive for some learners 
Pros

  • Videos are interesting and contain first-person accounts of the effects of drug addiction
  • Includes a list of helpful vocabulary and a corresponding worksheet 
Cons

  • None
Common Core