The lists below include resources for teachers and students.
Resources for Teachers
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This Web site contains information about drug abuse and a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students.
NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center
drugpubs.drugabuse.gov , 877-NIDA-NIH (877-643-2644; TTY/TDD: 240-645-0228)
Order our materials free of charge in English or Spanish.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
NCADI is operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 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.
Resources for Students
Neuroscience for Kids
Presents the history of tobacco and cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and the effect of nicotine on the brain.
Friedman, D. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990.
Part of the “Drug-Alert” series, this book gives a good overview of the brain, neurotransmission, the effects of drugs on the brain, and addiction.
DeStefano, S. and Neuhaus, D. Focus on Medicines. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990.
Part of the “Drug-Alert” series, this book gives a good overview of medicines and how various medicines work with the body and brain to help heal.
McGinty, A. Staying Healthy: Personal Safety (The Library of Healthy Living). New York, NY: Franklin Watts, Incorporated, 1999.
Written for young children, this book is a comprehensive overview of the importance of personal safety.
Cosgrove, S. Crickle-Crack (Serendipity Books). New York, NY: Price Stern Sloan Publishing, 2001.
Crickle-Crack is the story of Squeakers, a young squirrel who is curious about a certain tree in the forest, even though he knows it is very dangerous.
Cite this article
NIDA. (2009, September 1). Brain Power: Grades K-1. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-k-1