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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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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