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Brain Power: Grades 4-5


The lists below include resources for teachers and students.

Resources for Teachers

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    www.drugabuse.gov, 301-443-1124
    This Web site contains information about drug abuse and a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students. Publications and other materials are available free of charge at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
    store.samhsa.gov, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
  • ENC Learning Inc.
    This Web site provides useful information and products to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.
  • Drugs and Society: Behavioral Medicines and Abusable Drugs. [Leccese, A. P.] Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall College Division, 1991.
    Covering a range of drugs, this book addresses the societal views of medicines and abused drugs, and the motivation theories for their use and abuse.

Resources for Students

  • Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): 
    This Web site provides information directed at teens about drugs of abuse and how to resist pressure to use drugs.
  • Why Do People Take Drugs? [Westcott, P.] Chicago, IL: Raintree Publishers, 2001.
    The students will find this book to be a good starting point when answering the question of why people take drugs. It covers the various cultural and individual perceptions people have about drug use and how laws governing it differ around the world.
  • Drugs and the Media. [Lee, M. P.] New York, NY: The Rosen Publishers, 1994.
    In a straightforward, concise manner, this book presents a variety of propaganda techniques in the media, including advertising, entertainment, and news.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NIDA for Teens
    This site, developed specifically for teens, provides information on drugs.

This page was last updated September 2012

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NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 4-5. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-4-5

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