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1 Too Good for Drugs Curriculum Correlations Correlated with Missouri s Framework for Curriculum Development in Health Education Grade 7 Lesson One: Introducing You and Your Dreams Develop personal goals. List steps for reaching a goal. Demonstrate how to picture yourself reaching your goal. Differentiate between long-term and short-term goals. Discuss how famous people reach their goals. Lesson Two: The Decision is Yours Recite steps in an effective decision-making model. Define consequences. Discuss why it is important to stop and think about choices and consequences before making a decision. List and discuss consequences of a variety of decisions. Discuss personal responsibility for making decisions.

2 Lesson Three: Communication Define verbal and non-verbal communication. Demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication. Demonstrate the effect of tone of voice on meaning. Difference between effective and ineffective communication. Demonstrate effective communication. I. Functions and Interrelationships of Systems B. Social Systems 3a. Evaluate the importance of effective listening skills in building and maintaining friendships (2.6) Lesson Four: The Blame Game Discuss personal responsibility for decision making. Demonstrate effective peer pressure resistance. I. Functions and Interrelationships of Systems B. Social Systems 1a. Differentiate between negative peer pressure and positive peer support when making informed and responsible decisions 2a. Evaluate ideas and perspectives regarding the influence friendships, peers, and acquaintances have on choices and behaviors during adolescence (1.6) 1d. Apply peer pressure reversal techniques to reduce or resist negative peer pressure and aggressive behavior (3.2; 3.3)

3 6a. Compare peer pressure to peer support and evaluate how each influences the making of informed and reasoned decisions regarding TAOD use. (1.1; 3.6) 7a. Plan strategies to resist pressures both from self and others to use TAOD. (3.2; 3.3; 3.7) Lesson Five: Coping With Stress Define stress. Recite/list physical symptoms of stress. Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy ways to cope with stress. List a variety of healthy ways to cope with stress. I. Functions and Interrelationships of Systems B. Social Systems 5a. Solve problems related to the management of feelings experienced during stress, disappointment, separation or loss (3.5) 1e. Apply stress management skills to reduce stress related problems. (3.2, 3.3) 5a. Develop skills necessary to reduce and manage stress (4.7)

4 Lesson Six: Tobacco Describe harmful short and long-term effects of using smokeless tobacco products. Describe harmful short and long-term effects of smoking. Describe harmful short and long-term effects of second-hand smoke. C. Consumer Health 1a. Apply the decision-making process to adolescent health issues

5 Lesson Seven: Al K. Hol Describe the harmful short-term effects of alcohol use by a teenager. Demonstrate and discuss the way advertisements portray alcohol as glamorous. Differentiate between alcohol s reputation as a glamorous party drink and its actual effects. C. Consumer Health 1a. Apply the decision-making process to adolescent health issues

6 Lesson Eight: Marijuana: The Real Deal Differentiate between accurate and inaccurate sources of information about drugs. Differentiate between perceived prevalence of marijuana use and actual prevalence. Differentiate between myth and reality regarding marijuana. Describe the harmful short-term and long-term effects of marijuana use. C. Consumer Health 1a. Apply the decision-making process to adolescent health issues

7 Lesson Nine: Kicking a Habit Demonstrate the difficulty of giving up an activity that has become a part of your life. Define addiction. Demonstrate the stages of addiction, with emphasis on nicotine addiction. Define withdrawal, and discuss withdrawal symptoms. Demonstrate ways to support a friend or relative who is withdrawing from a drug. C. Consumer Health

8 1a. Apply the decision-making process to adolescent health issues Lesson Ten: Drug Jeopardy Describe physical, emotional and mental symptoms of cocaine use. Discuss the effects of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use. Review information and skills from the Too Good For Drugs seventh grade course.

9 C. Consumer Health 1a. Apply the decision-making process to adolescent health issues

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