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EARLY DRUG AWARENESS & ELEMENTARY PREVENTION Yr. 6 EDUCATION Teaching people of all ages to respect and take better care of themselves in order to live longer, healthier lives. NOTES TO THE TEACHER This educational booklet is designed for use in the classroom/home in order to reinforce and supplement concepts of health education. It allows you flexibility in determining which worksheets are most appropriate for your students and may be used in conjunction with your own health education curriculum. Some of the material may be primarily review in nature, while some may present new information. However, all activities relate to substance abuse prevention education. The goal is to help students: • Identify general signs and symptoms of illness. • Identify dangerous situations and safety methods to reduce risks. • Encourage and support others in making positive health choices. • Identify healthy actions that influence the functions of the body. • Recognise how choices can affect health. Substance abuse prevention education focuses on recognising harmful drugs, understanding their effects, and developing skills to resist peer pressure. OBJECTIVES LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to: 1. Describe factors that contribute to overall health. Our general goal 2. Define the term drug. is to provide 3. Explain the difference between a legal and an illegal drug and give two examples of each. information on 4. Identify three different forms of drugs. drugs and to 5. Differentiate between safe and unsafe use of medicines. introduce skills 6. Name the addicting chemical found in tobacco. that promote 7. Give three reasons why using tobacco is harmful to one’s health. positive, healthy 8. Discuss the basic effects of caffeine, marijuana, and alcohol on the body. life choices. 9. Name three poisonous products that can be found in the home. 10. Describe four healthy alternatives to drug use. WORKSHEET 1 Medicine Bottle Label Below is a bottle that contains medicine. Read the bottle carefully. Follow the directions and answer the questions. You will need crayons, thin markers, or colored pencils. Circle in blue how much of the medicine should be taken. Underline in green how often the medicine should be taken. Circle in red why you would take the medicine. 1. You need to take this medicine with lots of _____________________________. 2. You could take this medicine safely for _____________________________days. 3. You should stop taking this medicine if you get a _________________________. WORKSHEET 2 Medicine Cabinet Safety Checklist This worksheet is designed to encourage involvement with an adult at home. Clean out and organise the medicine cabinet in your home with an adult’s help. When you are finished, you should be able to check off the boxes below. Bring your signed checklist back to school. ___ Old medicines have been thrown out. ___ All medicines are clearly labeled. ___ First-aid supplies and band aids are easy to find. ___ Medicines are out of reach of small children. We have a safe medicine cabinet! Signed, ____________________________________________________________ (your name) ____________________________________________________________ (parent or guardian) (date) WORKSHEET 3 Word Search G D R U G S H A R M N A C A F F E I N E I S T L T S A F E D K P R C B R L R C I O I C O L A T A O C M R P H T V H G F I S I B O D Y Y I F N T N R L W N R C E E N I C O T I N E E T All of these words are hidden in the puzzle. Look across, up, and down to see how many you can find! CAFFEINE BODY HEALTHY CIGAR SMOKING MEDICINE SAFE COFFEE DRUGS ASPIRIN NICOTINE COLA ALCOHOL HARM WORKSHEET 4 Sentence Completion Finish the sentences below by choosing the right word to fill in the bl

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