Chapters 22 and 23

We will be studying the following drug/alcohol topics:
  1. Amphetamines
  2. Cocaine
  3. Heroin/Opium
  4. Marijuana
  5. LSD
  6. Psychedelic
  7. Alcohol
  8. Inhalants
Students will be divided into groups of 2-3 for this project.

The final product should be a Presentation Slide Show that will be located on each of the group members Apps Site on a page titled with their assigned topic (ie- the LSD group would label their page "LSD")
Presentation criteria include:

  • Common name and street name for the drug(s).
  • Common uses of the drug- include if it is used as a prescription medicine and illegal/recreational uses.
  • Short-term consequences of using the drug (dizzy, appetite change, ...)
  • Long-term consequences of using the drug.
  • Statistics on use including, but not limited, to teen use in America. (This portion should be in a graph.)
  • Specific reasons to avoid using this substance and refusal skills if approached.

  1. Students will understand the street name for different types of drugs and be able to identify the long-term dangers of their use.
  2. Students will be able to research a drug and explain specific reasons to avoid use/abuse of this substance.
  3. Students will be able to present to the class, in a clear and productive manner, information they have researched on a drug topic.


  1. Day one - topic introduction and research- April 12
  2. Day two and three - creating presentation and practicing- April 13, April 26
  3. Day four - presentations- April 27

Grading Rubric for Presentations

3 Well Done
2 Good Job
1 Needs Work
Everyone in the room could relate to the topic due to the examples used.
The topic was clear and some of the students could relate to the examples.
The presentation did not have a personal feel or enable people relate to the topic.
The presentation revealed information that the class was not previously aware of and tapped into the emotions of the class.
There was a small amount of emotion or surprise in the presentation.
The presentation did not have any affective emotional connection.
Statistics revealed information that was new and the graphics were easy to understand.
Statistics were used but they were not clear or well explained – lists or other simple methods were used.
No statistics were used.
The presentation cause the student viewers to reconsider their current thinking due to the insights provided.
Insights were shared but they did not challenge the audience.
No real challenge to anyone’s thinking.
Anecdotes, irony or a short story was included that put the audience at ease and added to the appeal of the presentation.
Humor was used but not very effectively due to lack of connection with the audience.
No humorous appeal was used.
Checklist: Two points for each:
¨ Common names for the drug were provided.
¨ Street names for the drug were provided.
¨ Uses of the drug for medical reasons were explained.
¨ Short-term consequences of using the drug were explained and examples provided.
¨ Long-term consequences of using the drug were explained and examples provided..
¨ Statistics on drug use in graph/visual were used.
¨ Specific avoidance and refusal skills were suggested and explained.
¨ other
TOTAL SCORE: Rubric (5-15) + Checklist (0-14) = (29 possible)