The "Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours" is a reading and writing based unit that aligns with the 2015 Ontario Grade 3 Health curriculum. This activity packet contains lessons, activity worksheets and readings that all discuss the key concepts and topics of substance use, addictions and related behaviours. The specific expectations this packet addresses are as follows:
- Demonstrate an understanding of different types of legal and illegal substance abuse and the impacts of abusing these substances on themselves and others;
- Apply decision-making strategies to make healthy choices about behaviours and the use of various substances in ways that could lead to dependencies, identifying factors that should be considered.
This activity packet includes a set of inquiry questions that guides the unit and can be used for student research if you choose to not use the readings included in this packet. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.