Web Link Exercises
Unit 4 Make Safe and Drug Free Decisions
Chapter 11, Lesson 3
Council for Drug Education
What kinds of illegal substances are misused and abused by
young teens? Click on the "Drugs and the body" link
to research the facts about these dangerous drugs. Write up
a plan on how you could help make your school drug free. Use
the information about the dangers of drugs you find here to
advocate for a drug-free environment.
Chapter 11, Lesson 4
Take a look at two of the drugs described on this site. What
effect do they have on the human body? How would you communicate
the dangers of these drugs to your peers? What would convince
you not to take these drugs?
Chapter 12, Lesson 1
The Surgeon General's Report for Kids about Smoking
What are the most common misconceptions about smoking? Make
a list of smoking myths and compare your list to the CDC's
findings. Use the resources from this site to write a plan
for a public service announcement that would teach others
about the dangers of smoking.
Chapter 12, Lesson 2
TIPS: Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
"Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of
death in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths
each year." This is just one of the surprising statistics
about smoking and tobacco that you will learn at this Web
site. Read one of the articles about tobacco and youth. Use
this information to write an article for your school newspaper.
Chapter 13, Lesson 2
Against Drunk Driving
Visit this Web site to learn about the negative effects and
myths of alcohol use. Click on the "Under 21" tab,
then the middle school link to read the common alcohol myths.
For five myths, write a line that a person might use to pressure
someone to try alcohol. Then for each line, write a response
that uses refusal skills.