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Cannabis and the need for dialogue

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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Free Feeling: Tom Petty, Cannabis and Music as Craft

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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Stress: dogs, cannabis, exercise or ...

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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