Friday, February 15, 2013

Health: "iTune Out Drugs"

Pintrest inspired Bulletin Board....Grade 6, 7, 8 Health Ideas for Substance Use, Addictions and Other Related Behaviours


Grade 6:

C1.1 describe the range of effects associated with using cannabis and other illicit drugs (e.g. crack, cocaine, Ecstasy, crystal methamphetamine) and intoxicating substances (eg..,g gas, glue, prescription medications)
C1.2 identify people and community resources (e.g., elders, family members, community agencies, churches, mosques, synagogues, public health units, telephone help lines, recreation facilities

"You have been hired to design a Drug Awareness Brochure, “iTune Out Drugs”, to educate other kids about the dangers of using Drugs and other Substances – specifically cannabis (grade 6)!"

Grade 7:
C1.Understanding Health Concepts: C1.2 Mental Health, substances, supports
C2. Making Healthy Choices: C2.3 Body Image, substances use
C3. Making Connections for Healthy Living: C3.2 Implication of substances use and addictions

Grade 7/8 Scenario:
"A group of friends are texting to one another about  getting together next weekend and it is ‘known’ that there might be drugs  at the get-to-gether.
You have been texting your friends all weekend and the group is trying to decide what to do.  Some of your friends are pressuring you to come out next weekend to hang, maybe watch a movie.  Your parents don’t really know a couple of friends who are new to the group and you’ve heard..."

Write out what your texting conversation might look like.
_______________Texter 1:  Makes a Bad decision
_______________Texter 2: Makes a Good decision
_______________Texter 3: Pressures Group to do drugs
_______________Texter 4: Knows/texts who to go to for help and support
_______________Texter 5: Undecided: To do drugs or not
_______________Texter 6: Aware of body image as being poor or good (choice)

Grade 8:
C1.Understanding Health Concepts:  C1.3 Warning Signs, consequences
C2. Making Healthy Choices: C2.3 Mental Health, stress management

Write out what your texting conversation might look like.
____________________Texter 1:  Stressed Out…
____________________Texter 2: Pressure into doing something  one or more people don’t want to do
____________________Texter 3: Undecided
____________________Texter 4: Absolutely not want to get involved in Substance use
____________________Texter 5: Visible mental Health situation
____________________Texter 6: Encourages support from someone/some place

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