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      Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
      Access Health Information, Products, and Services
      Influence of Culture, Media, and Technology
      Interpersonal Communication
      Goal-Setting and Decision-Making Skills
      Advocating for Health

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      History, Government, Economics, and Geography, Approved 2005
      Mathematics, Approved 2003
      Reading, Approved 2003
      Science, Approved 2007
      Writing, Approved 2004
      Additional Content Areas

Grade 7  
Health, Approved 2006  
1    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
3    The student will describe the influence of family, community, and peer on adolescent health decisions.   
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Lesson Plans
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Kids Most Influenced by Siblings' Drinking and Smoking This summary of the findings of a study by Dr. Abby Fagan, first published in the 2006 issue of American Journal of Drug Issues, provides useful information for teachers and community leaders on the contributions and influence of parents, siblings, and peers on teen drug use. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Risk Factors This resource from Indiana University - Center for Adolescent Studies details situations and conditions that place students at a high risk of becoming substance users and abusers. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.x - Counseling, mentoring, referral services, and other student assistance practices and programs, including assistance provided by qualified school-based mental health services providers and the training of teachers by school-based mental health services providers in appropriate identification and intervention techniques for students at risk of violent behavior and illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Should Smoking Be Illegal? This five- to seven-day Webquest requires students in grades 6-8 to work in groups using technology to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data related to personal and societal costs and benefits of smoking, use evidence to construct arguments and debate points of view, then create a simulated newscast informing the public of their final decision. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 1
From: Designed Instruction

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