Lesson Plans

Drugs and Health Blog: Marijuana

Created by : 
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Timely blog posts feature emerging trends and apply the science of drug abuse to real life. The teacher’s guide features classroom activities and discussion questions for use with selected posts to encourage students to think critically about how drugs and drug abuse can affect them.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • Teacher’s guide
  • 1-2 new posts per week

Grade Level(s): 

678910

Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Understanding of how drugs alter the brain
  • Understanding of the impact of drug abuse on teens
  • Social influences of drug abuse
  • Application of scientific facts to make health decisions

Time / Duration: 

  • 5 minutes to read each post
  • 20 - 30 additional minutes for related activities (such as answering the question prompt or discussing the topic in class)

Materials: 

  • Printer/copier to download and print blog posts (optional)

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • Supports Common Core State Standards Initiative for critical thinking skills

Languages: 

  • English