Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs - Grade 8 Health - Instructional Unit 3

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Enhanced and Updated - October 2015 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • What are the risks of beginning to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs at an early age? (CH09-GR.8-S.4-GLE.1,2,3)
  • Is the teen brain more susceptible to addictions than the adult brain? (CH09-GR.8-S.4-GLE.1-EO.1;IQ.4)
  • Do you create situations of risk or are you just a participant in them? (CH09-GR.8-S.4-GLE.3-EO.b;IQ.2)

Concepts: Risks, Effects, Validity, Decision-making, Influences, Media, Behaviors, Information, Choice, Relationships