During these lessons, students will explore how and why policies are made at varying levels of government and society. Particular attention will be paid to policies that impact peoples’ health and well-being, especially mental health and substance use, misuse, and abuse.
In these lessons, you will see different scenarios regarding substance use, misuse, and abuse and have the opportunity to practice peer resistance skills using effective communication skills.
This lesson begins a sequence of twelve lessons intended to be taught over the course of a student’s high school career, focusing on substance use, misuse, and abuse as well as mental health. This particular lesson challenges students to identify the internal and external influences that impact their health behaviors. Particular attention is paid to substance use, misuse, and abuse as well as mental health, however, influences on health are related to all topic areas.
The Maryland State Department of Education is working to prevent the misuse and abuse of opioids. This is a student-centered lesson for 3th grade students. This lesson, Substance Abuse and Making Healthy Choices, can be modified or remixed to meet the needs of the students you teach. The content of this lesson includes explaining by definition what is a drug. Students then learn drugs can come in many forms and can have different uses, and because of this students should not use drugs/medicine unless instructed to by a trusted adult. The content of this lesson is from Anne Arundel County Public Schools.