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Alcohol and Drugs — Lesson Plans and Education

Lesson Plans and Activities

Discovering You (Gr. 5)

Student Workbook

Teacher Companion Guide

  • Created to assist Grade 5 teachers in meeting the Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours requirements that are in the New Grade 5 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum and the Science and Technology Curriculum
  • Activities and lessons, delivered through an engaging student workbook and classroom discussion, allow students to explore the social and environmental factors that affect their choices, including decisions around alcohol use

Truth About Drugs Educators Kit (Gr. 7-12)

  • Resource includes an Educator’s Guide with 18 Lesson Plans, a 142-minute ‘The Truth About Drugs’ documentary on DVD, a 24-piece classroom set of 13 booklets with information on the most commonly abused drugs
  • Resource created in California by Foundation for a Drug-Free World
  • Available for loan from the Health Unit by contacting your school’s public health nurse

Media Smarts 

  • Lesson plans and activities about alcohol advertising and media literacy

Project ALERT(Gr. 7 & 8)

  • Site offers fourteen easy-to-follow lessons, all available for free download. Each lesson includes implementation hints, reference materials and handouts that you can email directly to your students. Site also offers free online training for educators. *US resource

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • Fact sheets and other resources about alcohol and a number of other drugs

Additional Resources


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) School Programs and Assembly Presentations