Tobacco is a Drug


With our Tobacco is a Drug lesson plan, students learn about tobacco, including what it is, why it’s addictive, and the dangers of using it. Students identify and develop strategies for avoiding tobacco use during this lesson.

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Our Tobacco is a Drug lesson plan introduces students to tobacco, including its harmful effects, why it is addictive, and how to avoid it. During this lesson, students are asked to rank the negative effects of tobacco use and match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary. Students are also asked to answer short answer and matching questions based on the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define tobacco and nicotine, identify how tobacco is used and explain how it can become addictive like other drugs, as well as the effects of using tobacco. Students will also be able to identify strategies to prevent the use of tobacco.

Common Core State Standards: CSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade