A Dangerous Mix

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A Dangerous Mix



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Heads Up for Teachers by Scholastic
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This resource comes from Heads Up for Teachers by Scholastic.  Many teens regularly take medications and over-the-counter drugs. But they may not know that mixing substances can cause unexpected and potentially dangerous effects. Those risks are even greater when alcohol and illicit drugs are involved. By sharing the student article “A Dangerous Mix,” teaching the lesson, and handing out the activity sheet, you will help students be smart about medicine safety.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.3) Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: addressing topics such as wearing safety equipment, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, cyber-bullying, weight management, potentially dangerous social media trends

Tags: health education, individual responsibility, mixing substances, Prescription drug misuse
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This resource is a PDF lesson plan with reading information, writing prompts, vocabulary lists, activity sheet, and other additional resources are listed. 

Approximately 30 minutes

Class Size: up to 35 students. 

This resource comes from Heads Up for Teachers by Scholastic.  This is a free resource.  Teachers may create a free account.  Scholastic also sponsors a site for students:  Heads Up for Students by Scholastic.  Both sites contain interactives and videos about drug use, health, and safety.

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Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit