Drug Defense is an age-appropriate introduction to commonly abused drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, prescription and over-the-counter medications. Students learn what it means to abuse these drugs, and discover valuable information to avoid drug use. Through a combination of engaging mini-lessons, games, classroom and take-home activities, students complete a self-guided exploration of a fictional town, preparing them to take a final
Drug Defense challenge. As students visit locations within the town, they will participate in mini-lessons and games on the different types of drugs, highlighting how they are abused and what each one does to the body. A key element to the course is providing students with tips and skills to resist drug use pressure by forming connections with adults, challenging them to gain confidence and becoming involved in positive activities as an alternative.
Drug Defense can be a stand-alone introduction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs curriculum or used as an innovative supplement to your current ATOD curriculum.
Included in the course are pre- and post knowledge assessments and a Teacher’s Guide that prepares teachers to use Drug Defense in their classrooms. The guide provides:
- Details of all activities and mini-lessons.
- Learning objectives aligned with national standards and core concepts.
- Classroom implementation strategies.
- Additional classroom and take-home activities.
- Alternative teaching delivery methods.
- Program transcripts.
Drug Defense is an affordable choice for introductory ATOD curriculum. You may purchase the course on a one-time basis for one or more classrooms, or by an annual license agreement through your school district. Program discounts are available to fit classroom or school district budgets.