In this lesson, students learn decision-making skills that can help them avoid drug use. They read and analyze a story to identify the negative effects of club drugs and the decision points that led to negative outcomes. They learn the steps in a decision-making process. Then they use what they’ve learned to help the characters in the story make different decisions that protect their health and lead to a safer ending.
Note: If time is limited, the assessment activity sheet may be completed as homework.
Students will be able to:
- Apply decision-making skills to situations involving drug use.
- responsible decision making
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
- AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.
- AOD-4: Avoid the use of illegal drugs.
- AOD-6: Avoid riding in a motor vehicle with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.12.5: Propose ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
- Performance Indicator 1.12.9: Analyze the potential severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors
- Standard 5: Decision Making
- Performance Indicator 5.12.1: Examine barriers that can hinder healthy decision making.
- Performance Indicator 5.12.2: Determine the value of applying a thoughtful decision-making process in health-related situations.
- Performance Indicator 5.12.3: Justify when individual or collaborative decision making is appropriate.
- Performance Indicator 5.12.4: Generate alternatives to health-related issues or problems.
- Performance Indicator 5.12.5: Predict the potential short-term and long-term impact of each alternative on self and others.
- Performance Indicator 5.12.6: Defend the healthy choice when making decisions.
- Performance Indicator 5.12.7: Evaluate the effectiveness of health-related decisions.