Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

"Honest Analogies"

Objective
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Distinguish between characteristics that prevent vs. promote drug use and violence including: caring vs. selfishness and participation vs apathy

Background
Student demonstrates a clear understanding of positive vs. negative character traits by writing analogies that relate to prevent vs. promote drug use/violence prevention.

Activities
Using the "Analogy" page in the "Making Analogies" worksheet as a guide, define the term "analogy" and provide examples. Using the "Making Analogies" page, present the steps to follow when building an analogy.

Ask students to find a partner. Give each pair a set of words from the Teacher Resource Sheet "Vocabulary." Instruct the students to create an analogy using the assigned words. Ask students to share their analogies with the class and explain how the words relate as in the following examples.

Being truthful with yourself will help you define the personal characteristics listed. Being dishonest confuses others who are trying to understand you. Honesty builds clarity within and friends around you. Provide students the opportunity to create other peace- promoting/violence-preventing analogies.

Resources
"Making Analogies" worksheet

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Source
Division of No Child Left Behind Program Coordination, Texas Education Agency, Texas D.A.V.E.

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