Drug Education – Through the Eyes of a Recovering Addict
This Drug Education and Awareness package presents the real life story of a recovering addict. Jonas shares his story in a video format in hopes that others will be saved without making his mistakes. It shows the devastating, life-long consequences of prolonged drug use. The activities require students to think critically about how Jonas ended up down the wrong path. Also included are fact sheets on crystal meth and fentanyl, and reference to the alarming increase in fentanyl overdose deaths.
• video link (access to this 20 minute documentary is free)
• teacher directions
• student worksheets (questions and activities that engage higher level thinking)
• answer key
• dictionary of terms
• facts sheets (activities that go beyond this story)
• curriculum connections to National Health Education Standards (US), Common Core Standards (US) and Curricular Competencies (B.C. in Canada). Check out the specifics in the preview.
No prep is required for this package.
A Note About the Video
‘Jonas, My Story’ wins in Best Shorts Film Competition
Nick Versteeg, of DV Media has won the Best Short Documentary Award from The Best Shorts Film Competition in La Jolla, California, This award was given for the short documentary titled: “Jonas, My Story”, produced by Nick Versteeg. This is the personal story of Jonas Archer, who experimented with drugs and alcohol at the age of 14 and end up a paraplegic! . As you watch the video, place yourself or a loved one in his shoes. Imagine what life is like for Jonas now, and please, help Jonas spread his story so none of your loved ones, ever have to say “ IT HAPPENED TO ME! ”
Best Shorts entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry.