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The 411 on Drugs Jigsaw Activity & Functional Knowledge
Your Job ● You are going to become the “expert” on the drug I assign you. Your job in a few minutes will be to “teach” the other students in small groups about your assigned drug. ● In your group, you will work to answer these questions about your drug(s). Your group will have 10 minutes to answer the questions assigned.
Questions 1) What type of drug is it? (classification and give examples) 2) What are the slang names for this drug? 3) How is this drug taken? 4) Is this drug legal or illegal? 5) Does this drug cause addiction? 6) What are the short-term effects of this drug? 7) What are the long-term effects of this drug? 8) Are there other interesting facts or information about this drug that you think your classmates need to know?
Teaching Each Other ● Return to your original cooperative learning group. In each group, there will be an “expert” for each drug learned in the jigsaw activity. ● Give each person 3 -5 minutes to share the information about their assigned drug. ● You need to listen and be respectful when your peers are sharing information about their assigned drug.
Class Discussion ● Which drugs are illegal? ● Which drugs are legal? ● What are some important facts that you learned about a specific drug today? ○ ○ ○ Marijuana Methamphetamine Prescription Medications Over-the-Counter Medicines Alcohol
Class Discussion ● Are there some serious health consequences if a person were to use these drugs?
Prescription Medications ● Almost 50% of kids believe that prescription drugs are much safer to use than illegal drugs because they are prescribed by a doctor. ● How do you feel about this statement based on what you learned today?
Analyzing Influences ● Why do you think some young people use illegal drugs or abuse illegal medications? ● What influences a person’s decision to abuse drugs? (family, peers, media, etc. ) ● Now complete the Analyzing Influences Assessment on Drugs, Peer Pressure & You