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.

Curriculum and Tools K-5

Good Person (Grades K-3)
To help students identify the good things about themselves and feel more confident.

Brain Power
 (Grades K-1)
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, student resources, parent newsletters, and videos.

Kids Health in the Classroom (Grades K-2)
Help your students undertsand what can happen when the body doesn't function properly.

Brain Power (Grades 2-3)
Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate them about their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and medications can be harmful. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, and videos.

Heads Up Real News About Drugs And Your Body - 14 Drug Education Activities (Grades 2-4)

Helping Others (Grades K-3)
Children are taught about the importance of helping others and encouraged to take responsibility for personal health habits.

Asking For Help (Grades K-3)
Students learn that all people have problems and that it is appropriate to ask for help with problems.

Labeling Drugs (Grades K-3)
Students learn to identify and label medicines and illegal drugs they may encounter and learn to distinguish between substances that may be helpful and those that are harmful.

People We Trust (Grades K-3)
Students are taught to identify the appropriate persons from whom they can safely take medicine.

Kids Health in the Classroom (Grades 3-5)
Help your students undertsand what can happen when the body doesn't function properly.

Brain Power (Grades 4-5)
Offers an interactive science educatio program for students in grades 4–5 to explore the human brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, posters, and videos.

Coping with Stress (Gardes 4-6)
Students use physical activities to help them feel good about themselves and cope with stress.

Drug Names (Grades 4-6)
To prevent students from inadvertently using drugs, students are taught about drug names, appearance and harmful effects.

Making Decisions (Grades 4-6)
Students are taught to make sound, healthy decisions by using a modification of the scientific method.

Drugs and The Laws (Grades 4-6)
Students review school policies on drug use, and discuss the consequences of being found using or selling tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs.

"Fizz Fizz Boom Boom"  (Gardes 4-5)
Students use scientific inquiry to observer two stable substances mixed together to produce an unstable outcome. This is compared to combining a dangerous situation with risky actions.

Teacher's Guide - Medicine Safety (Grades 5-6)\

BrainU (Grades 5-12)
Three lesson plans explore the disease of addiction and the changes that take place in the brain. Students test the effects of alcohol on the roundworm in a laboratory experiment, play a card game that models the unknown potential for individual addiction, and investigate how neurons change their connectivity when exposed to the drug morphine.

History/Social Studies 
"What's Your Vote?" (Grades 1)
Students engage in a voting game to analyze a list of behaviors, determining which behaviors are helpful or appropriate and which behaviors are hurtful or inappropriate.

Friends (Grades K-3)
Help teach students how to develop friendships, by working on the essential skills of sharing, listening, and cooperating.

Drugs and Future Goals (Grades 3-5)
Students do goal planning and learn how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs would interfere with completion of these goals or be an obstacle to achievements.

Civic Duty: What Does It Take to Be a Good Citizen? (Grades K-4)
Students study the life of Abraham Lincoln and learn vocabulary words around citizenship. They learn that “good citizens” must obey the laws of the land, including drug laws.

Friendships (Grades 4-6)
Students learn the elements of a positive, healthy friendship.

Peer Pressure (Grades 4-6)
Students learn how to belong to a group of peers without giving up personal identity or individuality. Examples from American history are included.

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 1: Messages About Drinking (Grades 4-8)

Language Arts 
"Whiskers Says No" (Gardes 2)
Students practice listening, reading, comprehension, refusal and labeling skills by listening to a story, reading brief role play scripts and and role playing saying "no" to negative pressure. 

Feelings (Grades K-3)
Students learn to identify feelings and to understand how feelings affect behavior.

Taking Responsibility (Grades K-3)
Students learn the value of personal care and are encouraged to assume responsibility for it.

Learning To Say No (Grades 4-6)
Students learn to assess a situation quickly and say no to involvement in activities that are illegal, irresponsible, or contrary to their personal values and beliefs.

Helping Others
 (Grades 4-6)
Students learn the importance of helping others and volunteering in the community.

1. Assessing Information (Grades 4-6)
Students learn to be able to analyze information received from popular movies, television, and music. These are powerful sources of information and misinformation that can greatly influence childern's beliefs and values.

2. Assessing Information (Grades 4-6)
Help your students become independent and make wise, healthy, and safe decisions, children must learn how to assess the credibility of sources of information, advice, and requests.

"I Think I Can Make A Difference" (Grades 1)
Students create "I can" statements that reflect something they can do for their community and then read them aloud to the class in ordinal number sequence.

Societal Costs
 (Grades 4-6)
Students will be aware of how the use of drugs and the cost affects people lives.

Consequences of Decisions  (Grades 4-6)
Students will learn to consider conquences making decisions. They need to understand how decisions they make now about drugs and other things can affect them months or years from now.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood: A Research Based Guide

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