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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs    

UNIT 5- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Lesson | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |

Lesson 1: What's the Problem?

Lesson Synopsis:

Connect this unit on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs with the safety unit. Introduce the concept that it’s up to them to address the issue. Identify an essential question students need to answer. Explain the task and assign each group a topic to research. Explain the timeline. Assign a reflection question. Preview the next lesson.


Teacher Notes

Note: If you have less than a full semester for health education, review the recommendations for this lesson and Lessons 2 and 3 in the section titled "Customize for Your Health Class."

Print Masters
Slide Master icon PowerPoint PowerPoint Presentation for Lessons 1, 3 and 4
Slide Master icon PDF files Transparency Masters:
- "Problem? Yes or No"
Student Worksheet files PDF files Student Worksheet:
- "Investigative Action Plan"
- "Communicating Our Findings"
Student Worksheet files MS Word documents
Student Worksheet:
- "Investigative Action Plan"   (.doc)
- "Communicating Our Findings"   (.doc)

Assessment iconAssessments
Links below are connected to the PDF assessment files. For Word files, go to "Assessments as MS Word Documents."

Accessing Information Related to ATOD:
PDF files - Peer Checklist      
PDF files - Student Checklist
PDF files - Student Analytic Rubric
PDF files - Student Holistic Rubric
PDF files - Teacher Checklist
PDF files - Teacher Analytic Rubric
PDF files - Teacher Holistic Rubric

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