What a great assignment for students! Ask kids to research a drug by using online resources, feel free to direct them to my Pinterest page for reputable and grade level research. Each student will prepare a 5 to 7 minute presentation. What makes this lesson a success? The students who like to present, but are weak in the areas of writing have their time to shine. Shy students can work with a partner. It's easy to grade students while they are presenting and teaching their classmates. The rubric states expectations for audience etiquette in addition to requirements for effective presenting. My students loved creating their own lessons.
My favorite presentation: One student created a song about a dangerous drug named, Krokadil. We all sang along to the tune of ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT. What a great way to teach and learn!