To learn the scientific and street names for drugs and how they are sold.
To prevent children in grades 4-6 from inadvertently using drugs, they need to know what the names of drugs are, what they look like, how they are sold, and their harmful effects.
Reproduce the information pages on various drugs found in Resources. Divide the class into small groups, and ask each to prepare a way to share the information about drugs with each other. Be prepared to interpret drug information so that students can understand what these substances are called and what they look like. Have the students design a bulletin board showing both scientific and "street" names of drugs.
Drug chart; bulletin board; colored markers; poster board.
• The important concept that drugs have scientific and street names needs reinforcement. The fact that drugs may have two types of names can be confusing. You might want to include on the bulletin board other substances that have scientific and street names.
Learning to Live Drug-Free, A Curriculum Model for Prevention, U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program