This unit is a comprehensive package on various illicit drugs, explaining what each is and the effects each has on the user. Inhalants are discussed as well to inform students that they need to be wary of these cheap alternatives for getting "high". There are worksheets and activities included with the detailed and informative notes on illicit drugs, medicines, inhalants, and drug classifications.
This package covers the Ontario curriculum for grade 6 Health, in particular all of Substance Use, Addictions, and related Behaviours for the grade:
Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours
C1.1 describe the range of effects associated with using cannabis and other illicit drugs (e.g., crack, cocaine, Ecstasy, crystal methamphetamine) and intoxicating substances (e.g., gas, glue, prescription medications)
C2.4 use decision-making strategies and skills and an understanding of factors influencing drug use (e.g., personal values, peer pressure, media influences, curiosity, legal restrictions, cultural teachings) to make safe personal choices about the use of drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis [CT]