Curriculum in a Box: Alcohol
Running Time: 112 minutes
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This up-to-date portable curriculum library explores many critical facets of alcohol abuse: the unique type of damage that alcohol can cause to the developing teenage brain, the perils of binge drinking, the long-term risks of alcohol abuse, the devastation alcoholism wreaks upon a family and the irreparable harm alcohol can do to a developing fetus. Discusses the legal ramifications of underage drinking, with special emphasis on the newest drunk driving laws. Includes five videos and one PowerPoint presentation along with dozens of reproducible student activities (available on PDF) designed to reinforce and expand upon key alcohol-related topics. Housed in a sturdy briefcase, this tailor-made curriculum offers compelling proof that alcohol is an addictive and dangerous drug.
5 videos, 1 PowerPoint presentation, Teacher’s Resource book, CD-ROM with Reproducible Student Activities and Fact Sheets in pdf format, Pre/Post Tests and Carrying Case
This curriculum consists of the following products:Confronting Drunk Driving
Dangers of Alcohol PowerPoint
Everything You Need to Know about Alcohol in 22 Minutes
No Safe Amount: Women, Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Straight Talk: The Truth about Alcohol and Sex
Too Much: The Extreme Dangers of Binge Drinking
Highly Recommended The content from Curriculum in a Box: Alcohol is a well organized unit that serves as a mobile kit making it easy for teachers to use. The teacher’s resource guide contains program summaries for each unit complementing each DVD. A variety of lesson plans and student activities are provided with a CD for reproducible student worksheets. The kit also includes a PowerPoint Presentation addressing The Dangers of Alcohol: Substance Abuse. Unit topics cover: (1) Alcohol and the Body; (2) Alcohol and Society; (3) Alcohol and the Law; (4) Alcohol and the Family; (5) and an Alcohol Review. Together, the resource guide and DVDs provide useful tools for teens to guard themselves against peer pressure relating to alcohol abuse. Clips are well directed teen-centered portrayals and enactments of real-life situations. Peer group discussions cover the extreme dangers and consequences of underage drinking while youth share their experiences of convictions and accounts of long-term consequences. Videos are compelling and thought provoking as families share true stories of loss due to alcohol abuse leading to the establishment of “Sean’s Law.”
Curriculum in a Box: Alcohol, can be used in junior and high school libraries as well as academic libraries as a resource for teachers and teacher education programs. The curriculum is appropriate in addressing a variety of subjects for educators who teach aspects of health and/or sex education.
- Deidra N. Herring, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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