Step 1: Identify the learning expectations:
1. Overall Expectation:
Identify the influences (e.g., the media, peers, family members) that affect the use of alcohol, as well as the effects, legalities
of and healthy alternatives to, alcohol use.
2. Specific Learning Expectations:
Describe the short and long-term effects of alcohol use and abuse. Apply decision-making skills to make healthy choices about
alcohol use, and recognize factors (e.g., the media, family members, friends, laws) that can influence the decision to drink
Demonstrate resistance techniques (e.g., avoidance, walking away) and assertive skills (e.g., saying no) to deal with peer
pressure in situations pertaining to substance use and abuse.
Step 2: Connect the Achievement Level category to the learning expectations:
|1.describes||1. Understands concepts and communicates these with few errors using appropriate terminology.|
|2.applies||2.Understands concepts, participates actively, using most of the required skills, communicates clearly, using appropriate
|3.demonstrates||3. Understands concepts, participates actively, using most of required skills, communicates clearly using appropriate terminology.|
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
show understanding of the influences affecting decisions to use or not to use alcohol
list/discuss the physiological effects of alcohol (short and long-term)
understand and apply decision-making process about using or not using alcohol
demonstrate critical thinking skills related to influences
demonstrate a variety of assertive and refusal skills
actively participate in role-play
Step 3: Evidence of student learning will be identified and assessed by the student's ability to use and demonstrate these
Step 4: Develop/determine the assessment strategy/tool:
1. What will students do to demonstrate their learning?
2. What will you use to collect evidence of the student's learning?
Step 5: Outline the teaching/learning strategies:
Follow the links to the three lesson plans for Grade 5.
There are some additional resources listed at the end of this document. You may also check with your local school board, public
health office or call the central information numbers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
- R. Samuel McLaughlin Addiciton and Mental Health Information Centre: 1-800-463-6273
- Video Reference Desk: 416-535-8501, ext. 6987
- Marketing Department (kits and pamphlets, etc.): 1-800-661-1111