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Too Good for Drugs Sixth Grade

Unit 1


Lesson 1:  Setting Reachable Goals

Students learn how to set and achieve personal goals.  


Lesson 2:  Responsible Decision Making

Students learn how to think through a problem and make responsible decisions.


Lesson 3:  Identifying and Managing Emotions

Students learn to recognize and manage their emotions using healthy strategies. 


Lesson 4:  Effective Communication

Students learn how to use communicate skills to resolve conflict, express emotions, and enhance cooperation.


Lesson 5:  Bonding and Relationships

Students learn and apply peer refusal strategies and peer selection skills to promote healthy bonding and connectedness.


Unit 2


Lesson 6:  Effects of Alcohol Use 

Students learn the short-term and long term effects of alcohol use on the teenage brain and body as well as the social consequences of underage drinking.


Lesson 7:  Effects of Nicotine Use

Students learn the short-term and long-term consequences of nicotine use.

Lesson 8:  Effects of THC and Marijuana Use

Students examine the misperceptions of marijuana and its use as well as the effects of THC on the brain.


Lesson 9:  Safe Use of Rx and OTC Drugs

Students learn to differentiate safe and unsafe use of Prescription and OTC Medicine.  They also learn about the developmental aspects of risk-taking.


Lesson 10:  Street Drugs and Course Review

Students identify how healthy choices can impact lifelong wellness and review information from the past 9 lessons.  The learn about drugs such as Cocaine and Inhalants and the effect of those drugs on the brain.

If you have any questions about the resources on this page, you can contact our Prevention Educators here, or you can visit the Mendez Foundation’s website here.

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

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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.




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.

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