Too Good for Drugs Fifth Grade

Unit 1: Skill Development

 

Lesson 1:  Goal Setting

Students learn how to set and reach personal goals.  Students also set a short-term goal using the goal-naming criteria.

 

Lesson 2:  Decision Making

Students learn to plan their actions, evaluate their choices, and problem solve using the steps for responsible decision making.

 

Lesson 3:  Identifying and Managing Emotions

Students learn to recognize and manage their emotions using healthy strategies. Students identify the relationship between feelings and behavior.

 

Lesson 4:  Effective Communication

Students learn and apply effective communication skills to handle conflict peacefully, share feelings and ideas with others, and enhance cooperation in order to maintain positive relationships.

 

Lesson 5:  Bonding and Relationships

Students compare healthy and unhealthy friendship qualities and learn the benefits of bonding with others.  Students also apply effective communication skills to support and encourage others.

 

 

Unit 2:  Skill Application

 

Lesson 6:  Managing Mistakes

Students identify negative reactions to personal mistakes and disappointment and learn to use positive self-talk to manage and overcome mistakes.

Lesson 7:  Peer Pressure Refusal

Students learn and apply peer pressure refusal strategies.  

 

Lesson 8:  Effects of Alcohol Use

Students learn the effects of alcohol use on the brain and body, as well as the effect of alcohol use on the ability to reach goals.  Students also practice using peer pressure refusal strategies in a variety of situations involving alcohol.

 

Lesson 9:  Effects of Tobacco/Nicotine Use

Students learn the effects of nicotine and tobacco on the brain and body.  Students also practice using peer pressure refusal strategies in a variety of situations involving tobacco and nicotine.

 

Lesson 10:  Effects of Marijuana Use

Students learn the effects of marijuana use on the brain and body, as well as the effect of marijuana use on the ability to reach goals.  Students recall and apply goal setting, decision making, effective communication, and emotion and relationship management skills.

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Lesson Videos
You will need: A pencil and a notebook or a Too Good for Drugs workbook

 
 

At Home Learning Worksheets

These worksheets are designed to support and practice skills in language arts, social studies, vocabulary, and art.  There is a worksheet for each week.  The worksheets do not needed to be printed.  Students are able to complete the prompts on a separate sheet of paper.

Home Workouts

These worksheets are fun activities for adults and kids to complete together.  There is a worksheet for each of the ten lessons.  Some worksheets can be completed without printing, but some will be difficult to complete without printing.

 

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Journaling Prompts

For each lesson topic there are several journaling prompts that students can choose from.  The journaling prompts do not needed to be printed.  Students are able to complete the prompts on a separate sheet of paper.