This lesson addresses the subject of drug addiction. Students discuss what being addicted means and how this phrase is used in relation to drugs. They read and teach each other about addiction, including how it changes the brain, factors that can contribute, stages and negative consequences. They practice identifying the stages of addiction using case studies, and then use what they’ve learned to write a story about a high school student who becomes addicted to a specific drug.
Note: If time is limited, the assessment activity sheet may be completed as homework.
Students will be able to:
Time: 60 minutes