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Ancient Peoples and Cannabis Use

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
This lesson uses the Drug History Timeline to hel…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
This lesson uses the Drug History Timeline to help students explore the place of cannabis in human experience from early times to the present.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
substance use
cannabis use
cannabis use in ancient times
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Big ideas: Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations, Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people, Economic specialization and trade networks can lead to conflict and cooperation between societies. Competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to — ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments at particular times and places (significance). Determine which causes most influenced particular decisions, actions, or events, and assess their short- and long-term consequences (cause and consequence). Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events, and compare the values, worldviews, and beliefs of human cultures and societies in different times and places (perspective). Make ethical judgments about past events, decisions, or actions, and assess the limitations of drawing direct lessons from the past (ethical judgment)
Duration
45-60 minutes with possibility for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Becoming a Detective

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Through this 6-lesson module from iMinds, student…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Through this 6-lesson module from iMinds, students learn how to be detectives. They examine “clues” about the potential influences on a young person’s behaviour in order to solve a case involving three students who keep falling asleep in class. Module includes background material, lesson plans, and black-line masters.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade6.pdf
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade6-french.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ Principles of Learning • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 6 Big Ideas • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Physical and Health Education 6 Big Ideas • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Competencies • Describe the impacts of personal choices on health and well-being • Analyze health messages and possible intentions to influence behaviour • Identify, apply, and reflect on strategies used to pursue personal healthy living goals • Identify and describe strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive or exploitive situations • Describe and apply strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others • Explore and describe strategies for managing physical, emotional and social changes during puberty and adolescence • Strategies for managing personal and social risks related to psychoactive substances and potentially addictive behaviours
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Bicycle Day’s Dilemma

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional outline uses excerpts f…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional outline uses excerpts from Albert Hofmann's writings about his discovery of, and experiences with, LSD to challenge students to think critically about the benefits and risks associated with substance use and how we manage those in our society.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
LSD
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/bicycle.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 10 • Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual and multi-modal texts, guide inquiry and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Cannabis and the need for dialogue

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Recent policy changes relative to cannabis are cr…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Recent policy changes relative to cannabis are creating debates in Canadian society. When addressing complex issues like drug use, people often find it difficult to have productive conversations. Dialogue provides a different approach. Dialogue is a manner of communication that involves two-way conversations where people not only speak to each other but also really listen. The goal is to leave the conversation with a better understanding of each other and the different perspectives that make up a community. School is a great context for citizens to acquire important dialogic skills. Cannabis legalization provides interesting opportunities to practice and hone these skills. “Turning to One Another” is a insightful poem by Margaret Wheatley about the power of talking with each other and creating social changes. This lesson uses the poem to explore different aspects of dialogue and its significance in the context of shifting policies regarding cannabis.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis use
dialogue
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Big ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies: Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use and experiment with oral storytelling processes
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Cannabis: Stories, Questions and Life

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
This lesson uses Deborah Ellis’s short story “Thr…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
This lesson uses Deborah Ellis’s short story “Through the Woods” as a catalyst for conversation around questions that are useful in examining the impact of cannabis use and regulation on individuals and relationships. “Through the Woods” is about a day in the life of Matthew, a 14-year-old boy who buys cannabis at school to take to his ailing grandmother who raised him until she became too sick to care for him. The story is ripe with easy-to-see themes that young people are sure to question naturally and/or identify with (e.g., stereotypes about cannabis dealers, users and non-users; risks and rewards of selling/buying/using cannabis; and reasons for using). As such, the story can be used to help students develop their skills in asking good questions as they interact with a story and its characters in more complex ways. This lesson aims to deepen students’ understanding of relationships between peers, family members and others as well as the complex nature of human drug use.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis use
cannabis
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 8/9 Big ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Recognize how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message Transform ideas and information to create original texts
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Exploring Drugs that Excite Our Brains

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson is designed to be a part of a …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson is designed to be a part of a larger book study. It seeks to help students build drug literacy as they consider the psychoactive properties of one of our favourite drugs – chocolate. Roald Dahl provides rich content for exploring the positive attractiveness, but also the destructive potential, of psychoactive substances. Exploring this ambivalence with respect to chocolate provides a relatively uncharged setting to learn an important framework for understanding other psychoactive drugs.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
chocolate
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/drug-charlie-choc-factory.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 4 & 5 Big ideas • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Use a variety of comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing to deepen understanding of text • Apply a variety of thinking skills to gain meaning from texts • Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and deepen understanding of self, community, and world • Exchange ideas and perspectives to build shared understanding English Language Arts 6 Big ideas • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Deal Maker or Deal Breaker

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Alcohol was a part of the North American fur trad…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Alcohol was a part of the North American fur trade from the beginning, and many traders viewed it as a crucial ingredient in business success. For example, in 1764, a group of New York merchants petitioned the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to change regulations banning fur traders from using alcohol in their commerce. They argued “when the vent of liquors is allow’d amongst them, it spurs them on to an unwaried application in hunting in order to supply the trading places with furs and skins in exchange for liquors.”1 But not everyone who engaged in the fur trade saw it that way. This excerpt from a memoir by a Moravian missionary living in 18th century America gives us a glimpse into the reasons one Aboriginal man chose to deal with traders who did not use alcohol in their negotiations.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iMinds
drug use
substance use
alcohol
north american fur trade
drug literacy
substance use education
substance use literacy
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity Social Studies 9 Big ideas • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies • Collective identity is constructed and can change over time Competencies • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments, and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places and from group to group • Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources and adequacy of evidence • Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions and development • Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues and events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews and beliefs
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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Debating Drug Policy

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds 6-lesson module (including teachers g…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds 6-lesson module (including teachers guide and black-line masters) helps students develop their critical thinking skills while learning about and performing formal debates on the use of alcohol and other drugs. Also available in French.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
debate
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade10.pdf
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade10-french.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors. • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place). Big Ideas • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives (English Language Arts 10) • The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world (English Language Arts 10) • Language shapes ideas and influences others (English Language Arts 10 – Spoken Language) • Voice is powerful and evocative (English Language Arts 10 – Spoken Language) • Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it (Physical and Health Education 10) • The development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological, and geographic factors (Social Studies 10) Curricular Competencies English Language Arts • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking (Grade Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate its relevance, accuracy, and reliability • Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts; guide inquiry; and extend thinking • Synthesize ideas from a variety of texts/sources • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes • Select and apply an appropriate spoken language format for an intended purpose Physical and Health Education 10 • Critically analyze and explain health messages and investigate their potential influences on health and well-being • Develop skills for maintaining healthy relationships and responding to interpersonal conflict, including communication skills, negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution techniques • Critically analyze the impacts of technology and other factors on individual and community health Social Studies 10 • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance) • Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence) • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this period (continuity and change) • Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
Duration
Project with multiple classes (discretion of teacher)
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Divergent

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the first of a tr…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the first of a trilogy, a series of young-adult dystopian novels set in a post-apocalyptic world. It explores themes related to individual and social identity as well as the use of science, and drugs in particular, as a means of social control. Citizens are divided into five factions based on their dispositions: Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity, for the peaceful; Candor, for the honest; Dauntless, for the brave; and Erudite, for the intellectual. Erudite scientists have designed a number of serums to be used in different ways for different populations for different reasons. At age 16, people must decide whether to stay with their family’s faction or join the faction best matching their personal aptitude. But then there are the Divergents. The prose is fast-paced but also provides a rich foundation for exploring many themes of interest to teens, including aspects of drug use and drug control.
Subject
English Language Arts
Social Justice
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
novel study
drug control
substance use literacy
URLs
www.iminds.ca
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/ela9-divergent-outline.pdf
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies
Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking
Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts
Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world
Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
45-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 27, 2017
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A Downside to the Printing Press?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Prior to the invention of the printing press in 1…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Prior to the invention of the printing press in 1440, originals and copies of books about drugs (and every other topic) were laboriously written down by hand. This was no easy task given the length of some of the world’s classic medical and science texts such as the five-volume encyclopedia of herbal medicine, De Materia Medica, penned by Pedanius Dioscorides between 40-80 CE. After the printing press became more mainstream, information about alcohol (and other drugs) flowed more freely and easily, as did the alcohol itself. For example, in 1512 CE, Hieronymus Braunschweig published The Big Book on Distillation. Soon afterward, distilling alcohol moved from the realm of monasteries and apothecaries to include artisans and merchants. An alcohol industry was being born. This was followed by a rise in alcohol consumption.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
substance use
substance use education
drug literacy
alcohol education
drug use
printing press
technology
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments at particular times and places • Characterize different time periods in history, including periods of progress and decline, and identify key turning points that mark periods of change • Determine what factors led to particular decisions, actions and events, and assess their short- and long-term consequences • Make ethical judgments about past events, decisions and actions, and assess the limitations of drawing direct lessons from the past
Duration
60-90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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Drugs and relationships in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by Ste…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by Stephen Chbosky (and was made into a hit movie in 2012). Perks is a year-long series of ‘Dear Friend’ letters, written by 15-year-old Charlie, to an anonymous older teen whom Charlie believes is non-judgemental and won’t be freaked out by his references to drugs, sex and mental health issues. Charlie’s letters reveal that he is sensitive and very bright, but is struggling with post- traumatic stress disorder and filled with deep sadness owing to the suicide of his only school friend. He’s also filled with rage but doesn’t know why until the end of the story (when a sexual encounter triggers a repressed memory of his being molested by his aunt, who herself was a victim of child molestation by a family member). Perks provides various avenues for meaningful conversations around drug use, sexuality and wellbeing as well as dealing with mental health issues.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 11 – Composition Big ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed Language shapes ideas and influences others Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens People are empowered by being able to communicate effectively Engagement with writing processes can support creativity and enhance clarity of expression Competencies: Read for enjoyment and to achieve personal goals Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts, to guide inquiry, and to extend thinking Recognize and understand how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts enhance and shape meaning and impact Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Recognize and understand how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identities Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Evaluate how text structures, literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understandings and extend thinking Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Express and support an opinion with evidence Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles Experiment with genres, forms, or styles of creative and communicative texts
Duration
60-90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Explorers All

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
In this 5-lesson unit from iMinds, Grade 4 studen…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
In this 5-lesson unit from iMinds, Grade 4 students become “explorers” who seek out and examine the benefits, risks and harms of using medications, caffeine and other drugs. Students also explore a range of options for managing everyday problems and reflect on who they can look to if they ever need help. Module includes background material, lesson plans, and black-line masters. Also available in French. Tout Explorer – dans ce module de 5 leçons iMinds, les élèves deviennent des « explorateurs » qui recherchent et examinent les avantages, les risques et les inconvénients de la consommation de médicaments, de caféine et d’autres drogues. Les élèves explorent également une gamme d’options pour gérer les problèmes quotidiens et réfléchir à vers qui ils peuvent se tourner si ils ont un jour besoin d'aide. Le module comprend des documents d'information, des plans d’apprentissage, et des documents à reproduire.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade4.pdf
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade4-french.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples' Principles of Learning • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity Physical and Health Education Big Ideas -Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle. -Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being. -Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued. Curricular Competencies - Identify and describe factors that influence healthy choices • Identify and apply strategies for pursuing personal healthy-living goals • Describe and apply strategies for developing and maintaining positive relationships • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental wellbeing and substance use • Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Free Feeling: Tom Petty, Cannabis and Music as Craft

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Tom Petty (1950-2017) was an award-winning Americ…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Tom Petty (1950-2017) was an award-winning American musician and lyricist long associated with cannabis and other drugs. This lesson revolves around Tom Petty’s song You Don’t Know How it Feels (1994), which provides a rich opportunity to build drug literacy while exploring the connections between experiences, relationships, emotions, thoughts and actions. The song, with its reference to rolling a joint and sharing it with friends, sparked controversy at the time. This provides an opportunity to explore issues like censorship and artistic freedom. And the history of Tom Petty and his long-time band, the Heartbreakers, provides further opportunity to explore the impacts drug use can have on life, work and relationships. In each case, the use of dialogue rather than the transmission of the “right message” is likely to lead to greater understanding. The instructional strategies provided are examples of how this could be achieved.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 8/9 Big ideas: Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message Transform ideas and information to create original texts
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Friendly Fire

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
In 2002, two American fighter pilots, Major Harry…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
In 2002, two American fighter pilots, Major Harry Schmidt and Major William Umbach, killed four Canadian soldiers near Kandahar, Afghanistan, because the pilots mistakenly thought the Canadian soldiers were shooting at them. Their court defense attributed the pilots’ actions to the Air Force-issued stimulant drugs they were taking at the time. The pilots had been taking the stimulant Dexedrine during the flight, under the standard-order guidelines of their commander. Today, when pilots are finished with their missions, they are provided with Ambien or Restoril, the “no-pills,” to bring them down and help them sleep and adjust after defying the body’s circadian rhythms and altering neurotransmitter levels with amphetamines. The lawyer for Major Schmidt noted that the depressant sleep aid Ambien, which was given to Schmidt to help him sleep before the mission, also affected his mental state when he bombed the Canadians.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
iMinds
drugs and war
drug literacy
substance use
drug education
stimulant drugs
drugs in the military
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions Social Justice 12 Big ideas • Social Justice Issues are interconnected • The causes of social injustice are complex and have lasting impact on society Competencies • Use inquiry processes and skills to: ask; gather; interpret; and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Asses and compare the significance of people, events, and developments at particular times and places, and examine what it reveals about social justice issues (significance) • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content, origins, purposed and context of multiple sources and multiple perspectives (evidence) • Determine and assess the long and short term causes and consequences of an event, legislative and judicial decision, development, policy, and movement (cause and consequence) • Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources (ethical judgment) • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present after considering the historical context and standards of right and wrong at the time (ethical judgment)
Duration
60-75 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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The Gin Craze

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
At the beginning of the 18th century, the English…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
At the beginning of the 18th century, the English were well known for their love of alcohol. One Swiss visitor wrote, “Would you believe it, though water is to be had in abundance in London, and of fairly good quality, absolutely none is drunk? The lower classes, even the paupers, do not know what it is to quench their thirst with water.”1 Though Londoners drank hard, the perception of their drunkenness was mostly red noses and good cheer. But by the 1720s, a new pattern of drinking, associated with gin, had emerged.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
the gin craze
alcohol education
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story Social Studies 8 Big idea • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards Competencies • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments, and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places, and from group to group • Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources and adequacy of evidence • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this time period • Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions and developments • Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues and events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews and beliefs
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how t…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how to stay healthy and enjoy life and the risks and rewards of substance use. It can be hard to decide which suggestions are right. Health related guidelines and recommendations have been developed by scientists and health researchers to help Canadians make decisions that promote health. But these guidelines often fail to acknowledge their own limitations or to place their recommendations within the context of broader social and political factors. This lesson introduces some of these guidelines and recommendations that can provide a springboard for critically reviewing particular behaviours (eating, physical activity, substance use) and exploring how such guidelines might be useful in making decisions about health and well-being. Rather than trying to “sell” students on a specific behaviour or belief, the learning activities should help students build the skills to explore and seek to understand and manage their own health.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
cannabis use
health guidelines
physical health education
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 9 Big idea: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Competencies: Participate daily in physical activity designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Physical and Health Education 10 Big ideas: Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences helps us plan and achieve our goals Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well- being Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it Competencies: Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals Analyze the potential effects of social influences on health Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting mental well-being Explore factors contributing to substance use Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Describe the relationships between physical activities, mental well-being and overall health Physical and Health Education 9/10 Career-Life Education / Career-Life Connections Big idea: Finding balance between personal and work life promotes well-being Competencies: Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies Practise effective strategies for healthy school/ work/life balance Career-Life Connections Big idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being Competencies: Recognize personal worldviews and perspectives, and consider their influence on values, actions, and preferred futures Explore and evaluate personal strategies, including social, physical, and financial, to maintain well-being Identify and apply preferred approaches to learning for ongoing career-life development and self-advocacy Engage in, reflect on, and evaluate career-life exploration
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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King James Trash Talks and Taxes Tobacco

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Europeans had been exposed to tobacco as early as…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Europeans had been exposed to tobacco as early as 1560 and used it primarily as medicine. At the time, people believed that tobacco treated or cured many illnesses such as headaches, stomach problems, coughs, epilepsy and cancer. In the following decades, tobacco use among Europeans dramatically increased, not only for medicinal use but also for recreation. For many rulers in Europe, tobacco smoking represented a major social and health problem. English leaders did not make the sale and smoking of tobacco illegal, although many other European countries did. Instead, King James I tried hard to reduce tobacco usage, for example by introducing a massive tax increase in 1604. The price increase, however, did little to reduce English demand for the “noxious weed.” By 1614, the Virginia Colony was shipping tobacco, and production rose sharply in the following years. Ironically, tobacco cultivation would lay the foundation for the success of England's American colonies.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iMinds
substance use
drug literacy
drug use
history of tobacco
tobacco taxes
tobacco policy
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments at particular times and places • Determine what factors led to particular decisions, actions and events, and assess their short- and long-term consequences • Make ethical judgments about past events, decisions and actions, and assess the limitations of drawing direct lessons from the past
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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Leaves of the Land: A Quick History of Coca

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Coca has been used for thousands of years by indi…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Coca has been used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples of the New World. The coca bush (from khoka, the Aymara word for tree) grows wild across western South America but was also one of the first domesticated plants in the western hemisphere. It was considered sacred and central to life among the people of the Andes Mountains. They believed the vitamin-rich leaves embodied the spirit of Mama Coca, the nurturing and protective force of nature, and they chewed the leaves to cope with the stresses of life. Today, coca continues to play an important role in the traditions and daily lives of many Andean people: • A man might offer coca leaves to the father of a potential bride • When a child is born, relatives and friends might celebrate by chewing coca leaves together • Coca-chewing plays a role in Quechua carnivals and celebrations • Aymara women chew coca as a source of inspiration for their weaving projects
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iMinds
substance use
drug literacy
drug use
ritual drug use
indigenous cultures
social and cultural practices
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning
Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors
Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place)
Learning is embedded in memory, history and story Social Studies 8 Big ideas
Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups Competencies
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments at particular times and places
Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues and events, and compare the values, worldviews and beliefs of human cultures and societies in different times and places
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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Listening to Sugar Man

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jes…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, and Sugar Man) is the sixth son of Mexican immigrants who moved to the American midwest for work in the 1920s. Many of Rodriguez’s songs, including “Cause” (the last song he ever recorded before being dropped from his record label in December 1971), reflect the struggles of the marginalized inner-city poor who often used alcohol and other drugs to cope with harsh conditions. This lesson plan invites students to listen to two of his songs and reflect on some of the themes that are talked about in the songs, including the challenges of immigrating to a new country as well as the use of drugs and alcohol.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
alcohol
drug use
substance use
immigration
alcohol use
Sixto Rodriguez
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning is embedded in memory, history and story English Language Arts 9 Big ideas • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and the world • Questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Duration
60-120 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
7
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional idea is based on the st…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
7
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional idea is based on the story of Philippe Petit's daring high wire performance between the Twin Towers in New York City. It provides a great background for exploring several themes relevant to building drug literacy.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
risk
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/between-towers.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies (English Language Arts 6/7)
Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking
Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts
Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world
Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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The Many Wines

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Jalal ad-Din Rumi (aka Rumi) was a 13th-century S…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Jalal ad-Din Rumi (aka Rumi) was a 13th-century Sufi poet and mystic. Rumi was also a professor, husband and father. Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam, a religion which emerged in Arabia in the 7th century at a time when excessive wealth from the spice trade, overuse of alcohol and other behaviours were affecting family relationships and tribal customs. The Qur’an (the holy book for Islam) says of wine and gambling, “In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.” Many Islamic societies went on to adopt formal rules against alcohol use. But like all major religions, there has always been great variation in beliefs and behaviours among followers of Islam. This lesson plan aims to engage students in a dialogue about alcohol and drug use through the analysis of Rumi's poem.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
alcohol
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
alcohol education
poetry
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a coming-of-a…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a coming-of-age teen novel by Emily M. Danforth published in 2012. The novel's central character is Cameron Post, a 12-year-old girl living in Montana who is discovering her own homosexuality. In studying this novel, students will have opportunity to explore several themes, including grief/loss, attitudes toward homosexuality, substance use and friendship. Each of these themes can be highlighted through related passages in the novel and students can engage with them by examining questions relating to each scene/topic.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
cannabis
alcohol
homosexuality
teen substance use
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
75-90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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A Natural High

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Endurance aerobic activities (like jogging, cycli…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Endurance aerobic activities (like jogging, cycling, dancing, rowing and the like) have long been seen as reducing stress, relieving anxiety, enhancing mood and decreasing the perception of pain. The high that can sometimes accompany jogging even led to the creation of its own term, “runner's high.” There are various theories on how this “high” occurs related to the natural release in the body of endorphins, endocannabinoids or leptin. These “natural drugs” activate the same mechanisms in the brain as opioids, cannabis or other drugs. While the research on the “runner’s high” is not definitive, there is solid evidence that exercise, even in smaller doses, can boost your mood, raise your energy level, relieve anxiety and make you feel calm and relaxed. This on top of all the other benefits of physical activity!
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
physical education
health education
drug use
drug education
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions Physical and Health Education 8 Big ideas • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals • Lifelong participation in physical activity has many benefits and is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional and mental well-being Competencies • Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness • Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
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The Outsiders

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Drugs figure prominently in S.E. Hinton’s The Out…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Drugs figure prominently in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, a novel about friendship and belonging in the early 1960s. Alcohol, tobacco and caffeinated drinks are mentioned dozens of times, sometimes playing a pivotal role in the plotline, other times offering insight into the daily lives and world views of various characters. Members of both the underprivileged Greasers and over-privileged Socs use drugs, though each character’s relationship with drugs is unique. Different substances are used—or not used—for different reasons and in different ways. The Outsiders is ideal for helping Grade 8 students develop drug literacy. The story exposes young readers to a wealth of factors related to why people use drugs, and helps them identify and explore some of the potential benefits and consequences of our drug-related choices.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
alcohol
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
alcohol use
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking. • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts. • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking. • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts. • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world. • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways. • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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A Park or a Cage?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
“Drugs cause addiction.” This was the conclusion …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
“Drugs cause addiction.” This was the conclusion drawn from repeated rat experiments in numerous university research centres in the 1950s and 60s. These studies had involved the use of tiny cages with contraptions that allowed isolated animals to drink drug-laced sugar water or inject drugs by pressing a lever. The rats consumed large amounts of heroin, morphine, amphetamine, cocaine and other drugs, sometimes not eating and dying through neglect. This led scientists to conclude that the drugs had innate powers that made them irresistible to rats and humans alike.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug education
the rat park experiment
drug addiction
health literacy
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Social and community health o Createstrategiesforpromotingthehealthandwell-beingoftheschoolandcommunity • Mental well-being o Analyzestrategiesforpromotingmentalwell-beingforselfandothers o Assessandevaluatestrategiesformanagingproblemsrelatedtomentalwell-beingand substance use for others o Exploreanddescribefactorsthatshapepersonalidentities,includingsocialandcultural factors
Duration
60 to 90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
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The Perfect High

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds teacher's resource suggests ways to u…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds teacher's resource suggests ways to use Shel Silverstein's poem, The Perfect High, to help students explore life, truth and drugs. A student handout is available.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/drug-perfect-high.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples' Principles of Learning: • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 9 Big Ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Competencies: • Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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The Power of Music

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
For millennia, music has had a deep and abiding r…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
For millennia, music has had a deep and abiding role in human culture. It affects and reflects historical, social, ethnic, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts and practices. This lesson asks students to consider the role that music has played – and continues to play – in the human experience, in society as a whole as well as in their individual lives. The songs provided all provide opportunity to reflect on these issues, and in particular how music might affect and reflect attitudes towards alcohol or other drugs.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/ela9-music-power-outline.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 9 Big Ideas • Exploring stories narrative texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world • Questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Curricular competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Understand how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Selling Tobacco to Women

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 10 months ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea challenges students to th…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 10 months ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea challenges students to think about the way tobacco and other psychoactive substances are marketed and, in particular, to consider the role of gender in both marketing and social attitudes. A teacher's guide and a student handout are available.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
tobacco
marketing
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/ss10-tobacco-women-outline.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Social Studies 10 competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this time period (continuity and change) • Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions, and developments
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 15, 2018
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Stress: dogs, cannabis, exercise or ...

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can increase self-esteem, physical fitness, and social connectedness while decreasing loneliness and stress. This lesson uses this fact as a jumping off point to engage students in thinking about ways we might use to manage stress, the different impacts these strategies might have and how to make choices in using these tools to maximize our own well-being. As a facilitator of dialogue, you are not an observer but a participant in the conversation. So you should feel free to add in thoughts that may not be voiced by the students (but do so in a way that is conversational rather than authoritative). At the end of the day, we want students to recognize that some tools (like exercise and breathing) are more universal, both in terms of number of people for whom they are effective and the range of situations in which they help. But no tool is a magic bullet, and all tools must be used wisely.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
Physical health Education
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 7/8/9 Big ideas: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives Competencies: Identify factors that influence healthy choices and explain their potential health effects Develop and apply a variety of movement concepts and strategies in different physical activities Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Assess factors that influence healthy choices and their potential health effects Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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The Whisky Rebellion

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
For centuries, kings and governments have waged w…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
For centuries, kings and governments have waged wars. And wars are expensive. One of the primary ways to pay for war has been to collect taxes. By the end of the American War of Independence, the total debt incurred by the new nation and its individual states was around $65 million. Faced with this massive debt, the Secretary of the Treasury needed to come up with revenue so he introduced a series of taxes including an excise tax on whisky. But the small farmers in Pennsylvania started to talk rebellion and the United States government raised an army to fight its own people.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
alcohol
whisky rebellion
whisky tax
drug use
substance use
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story Social Justice 12 Big ideas • Individual worldviews shape and inform the understanding of social justice issues • The causes of social injustice are complex and have lasting impacts on society Competencies • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess and compare the significance of people, places, events, or developments at particular times and places, and determine what is revealed about issues of social justice in the past and present (significance) • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content, origins, purposes and context of multiple sources and multiple perspectives (evidence) • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups and individuals in different times and places (continuity and change) • Determine and assess the long and short term causes and consequences of an event, legislative and judicial decision, development, policy, and movement (cause and consequence) • Explain different perspective on past and present people, places, issues and events and distinguish between worldviews of the past or present (perspective) • Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources (ethical judgment) • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present after considering the context and standards of right and wrong (ethical judgment)
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
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Why do we feel so bad about feeling good?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Pleasure is the motivation for many things people…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one month ago
Description
Pleasure is the motivation for many things people do in life. One of the many ways people choose to experience pleasure is by using drugs, whether it is caffeine, tobacco, cannabis or alcohol. Yet, seeking pleasure is something that we are sometimes made to feel guilty about. This is particularly true when it comes to drugs. So why might it be important to talk about pleasure in the context of drug use? Well, it turns out that, for all of us, our motivations operate within a tension between short-term pleasure and long-term goals. Furthermore, the pleasures of drug use are inextricably bound up with its risks. We cannot effectively talk about the one without the other. This lesson plan aims to engage students to think more critically about the concepts of pleasure, pain and risk related to drug use and to explore why pleasure is often missing from the conversation about drugs. This helps equip students to make more informed choices in their pursuit of pleasure.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 11/12 – Composition/New Media/English Studies Big ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Engagement with writing processes can support creativity and enhance clarity of expression Competencies: Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts personal, social, and cultural identities Identify and understand the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understandings and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles Experiment with genres, forms, or styles of creative and communicative texts Use digital and multimedia writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary, imaginative, and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Women and Alcohol

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 10 months ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC docume…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 10 months ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC documentary and other marketing pieces to explore social concepts and health issues related to women and alcohol. A teacher's guide with links to other resources is available. This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC documentary and other marketing pieces to explore social concepts and health issues related to women and alcohol. A teacher's guide with links to other resources is available.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
History
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
alcohol
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/women-alcohol.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies (Social Studies 10) Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments, and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places, and from group to group. Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this time period Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions, and developments Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, and events, by comparing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present, and whether we have a responsibility to respond Curricular competencies (Physical and Health Education 10). Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Identify factors that influence health messages from a variety of sources and analyze their influence on behaviour Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use for others Analyze strategies for promoting mental well-being for self and others Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Propose strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive or exploitive situations Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Curricular competencies (English Language Arts/Media Studies 11/12) Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual and multi-modal texts, guide inquiry and extend thinking Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking Demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through a wide variety of digital and print media, including opportunities to evaluate sources of information
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 15, 2018

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