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.
In this lesson, students will research how famous families came to be. They’ll work with their peers to uncover details about fertilization, gestation, and birth, as well as other aspects of the famous family’s story. Students will then demonstrate (orally or written) their understanding of the concepts from the past two lessons. They will also reflect on the role celebrities play in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviors around reproduction and families.
Safety First: Real Drug Education for Teens is the nation’s first harm reduction-based drug education curriculum for high school teachers. The free curriculum consists of 15 lessons that can be completed in a 45- to 50-minute class period.
Each lesson is designed to engage students through interactive activities such as discussions and role-playing. The curriculum is aligned with National Health Education Standards as well as Common Core State Standards so it can be easily integrated into Health classes.