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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
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 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
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