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Drug Prevention Resources

Children need to be educated about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs in order to make safe decisions. Find lessons and printables to teach your students about smoking, substance abuse prevention, and health and wellness. Utilize these cross-curricular teaching resources on alcohol and drug awareness to make sure your students get the facts.

Printables

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Smoking Effects
Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
No Smoking!
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
The Effects of Tobacco Use
"Say NO" to Drugs
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Price of Cigarettes
How Does Tobacco Affect the Body?
More Alcohol & Drug Awareness Printables

Language Arts Activities

Vocabulary Review of Smoking Terms
Creating a New World Writing Activity
Drugs and Your Body: Family Activity
Drugs and Your Body: Vocabulary
Crank Reading Guide
Glass Reading Guide
Fallout Reading Guide
Autobiography of My Dead Brother Reading Guide
Dope Sick Reading Guide

Smoking Prevention Lessons & Resources

Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
An Honest Cigarette Ad?
Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
Smoking-Related Mortality Facts
More Smoking Prevention Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention References

Alcoholism
Heavy Alcohol Use, by Age Group, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex: 1985-1997
Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older

Health & Safety Activities

Intervention Strategies for Suicide
The Surgeon General's Warning
School Disruption -- Nonviolent and Violent
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Computer Drug Quiz
Methods to Quit Smoking
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
More Popular Health & Safety Activities

Psychology Resources

Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Death and the Grief Reaction Process

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Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!