To use this program most effectively with your 8th–9th grade students, complete all of the activities in the instructional units below in the order in which they are presented. The activities are divided into three categories:
This section includes a survey to determine students' perceptions about tobacco, their understanding of its effects, and their experience with it. In addition, it includes activities to educate students about the health consequences of tobacco use.
In this section, students explore their relationships with others. The activities focus on peer relationships and how peer pressure, influence, and acceptance affect their lives. There are also activities on refusal skills to help equip students with strategies for saying "no".
This section has students look at how they act, feel, and think. Topics covered include self-esteem, social image, decision-making skills, and personal values (what is important to each student). The activities are designed to provide students with a chance to practice decision making and to empower them to make healthy choices.
Should be used after students complete the activities and lessons. It is designed to help you assess their understanding of the content. Students will work in small groups to determine answers to True/False, Choices & Consequences, and Fill-in-the-Blanks questions.