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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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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
drug literacy
alcohol education
drug use
printing press
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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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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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

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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
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 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
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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
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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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
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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