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Grades 4-5

Extensions

The activities listed below provide a link to other areas in the curriculum.

  1. Design a class mural showing how drugs are portrayed in society. Encourage the students to include as many different examples of drug use as they can.
  2. Have each student write a summary of what they have learned about how drugs are portrayed in society. Ask for volunteers to read their essays to the class, and ask the students to note on what characteristics each student is focusing. What aspects of this issue have made an impression on the class?
  3. Have the students write a short play showing how drugs are portrayed in society. Students can then perform the play for other classes in the school.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). Extensions. In Grades 4-5. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/grades-4-5/drugs-in-society-module-1/extensions

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