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LET'S TALK ABOUT: Marijuana, Drugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol - SERIES

For Grades 3-5

4 DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

Released in 2016

This series, designed for elementary-aged children, presents information on legal and illegal drugs in an easy to understand way. It delves into the impact of the use and abuse of these substances on the human body, individuals, and society.

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  • LET'S TALK ABOUT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUGS

    This program introduces young learners to the types, and differences between legal and illegal drugs. Students will learn that legal drugs, such as medicines are used to ease the symptoms of sickness, cure diseases, prevent and control illness. Viewers will come to understand that tobacco and alcohol are recreational drugs that are only legal for adults over the age of 21 to use, and that legal does not mean the drug is safe. In addition, the program discusses the short term and long-term, harmful effects of abusing tobacco and alcohol. The program then focuses on illegal drugs including marijuana, cocaine and heroin and how each can permanently damage your body and brain.


    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this program, children will:
    • understand the difference between legal and illegal drugs
    • learn that medicines are drugs used control, prevent and cure illnesses
    • Understand tobacco and alcohol are recreational drugs that are only legal for adults over the age of 21
    • realize that legal does not mean it’s safe
    • recognize the harmful effects of drug abuse
    • learn that illegal drugs including marijuana, cocaine and heroin and how each can damage your body and brain.
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT: TOBACCO
    The video program is designed to present the serious, harmful effects of smoking and nicotine to elementary-aged children. The program provides students with a realistic picture of how cigarettes and the harmful substances found in tobacco can damage their bodies. After viewing this program, children will come to understand that nicotine is an addictive drug and recognize the many ways in which smoking damages different organs and leads to life-threatening illnesses.

    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this program, children will:
    • understand that tobacco is a plant that contains many harmful substances including nicotine
    • learn that nicotine is an addictive substance
    • realize that smoking tobacco, or the use of smokeless tobacco can cause damage to different parts of your body
    • understand the reasons why kids begin smoking
    • learn the immediate effects of smoking include bad breath, yellow teeth, smelly clothes and more colds and coughs
    • understand that there are many substances in tobacco that can cause cancer and other diseases
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT: ALCOHOL
    This program presents information about the use and abuse of alcohol and how it affects a person’s body and brain. Designed specifically for young learners, the program provides students with simple illustrations of how alcohol can negatively affect normal body functions. After viewing this program, children will come to understand that alcohol is a drug that can be very addictive. They will also come to understand that even though alcohol is legal for adults, it is not legal for younger people because of its harmful effects on a developing body and brain.

    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this program, children will:
    • understand alcohol is a drug that can be addictive
    • learn that alcohol is legal to consume for adults 21 years of age and up
    • understand the short term effects of alcohol
    • learn that the long term abuse of alcohol can lead to many kinds of disease
    • recognize that alcoholism negatively impacts individuals, families, and communities
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT: MARIJUANA
    Some people use marijuana for medical reasons. Many more use it for recreational purposes. It’s legal in some states and illegal in others. This program is designed for young learners and presents information about what marijuana is and how it effects the normal functioning of your body, especially your heart, lungs and brain. Students will come to understand that people who use marijuana have difficulty with their memory, find it hard to concentrate, and have problems learning.

    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this program, children will:
    • understand that marijuana changes the way the brain works
    • learn the immediate effects of marijuana on your body and brain
    • understand marijuana impairs a person’s ability to concentrate and learn
    • learn that marijuana prescribed for medical purposes is legal
    • recognize that marijuana is an illegal recreational drug

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