TOPIC: Moral Aspects of Drug Education
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to list self – responsibilities to protect own health and the health of those around them.
The pupils are required to already have taught and learned drug.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart, posters, and pictures.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
- Scheme of Work
- 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information
THIRD TERM RELATED POSTS
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Effective drug education is important because young people are faced with many influences to use both licit and illicit drugs. Education can play a counterbalancing role in shaping a normative culture of safety, moderation, and informed decision making.
When drug or alcohol abuse consumes a person’s life, one of the first things to go is the person’s ability to make rational, moral choices. He (or she) can no longer make the kind of simple judgments that the unaddicted can make easily. The addict will feel that getting and using drugs is more important than caring for his or her children, holding a job or being a responsible citizen. That is the kind of domination that addictive drug cravings have over the addict. It’s like the addict is in prison with no possibility of escape.
HOW TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OTHERS
- Eat healthy – What you eat is closely linked to your health.
- Get regular exercise – Exercise can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and colon cancer.
- Lose weight if you’re overweight.
- Protect your skin.
- Practice safe sex.
- Don’t smoke or use tobacco.
- Limit how much alcohol you drink.
CONCEPT OF RIGHT AND WRONG, GOOD AND BAD HEALTH HABITS
Morality is knowing how to accurately calculate the differences between Right and Wrong, and Good and Bad. There are many benefits of being right and good, and there are many negative consequences that are the result of being bad or wrong. The more you understand these differences, the more you will benefit, and the less you will suffer from mistakes. Knowing comes from learning, and there is a lot to learn, as you can see. This is not about restricting your thoughts or actions, this is about increased Awareness and fully understanding the differences between what is Logical, and what is illogical.
RELIGIOUS AND TRADITIONAL BELIEF ON DRUG ABUSE
Many religions have expressed positions on what is acceptable to consume as a means of intoxication for spiritual, pleasure, or medicinal purposes. Psychoactive substances may also play a significant part in the development of religion and religious views as well as in rituals.
CHRISTIANITY – Many Christian denominations disapprove of the use of most illicit drugs. Many denominations permit the moderate use of socially and legally acceptable drugs like alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. Some Christian denominations permit smoking tobacco, while others disapprove of it. Many denominations do not have any official stance on drug use, some more-recent Christian denominations (e.g. Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses) discourage or prohibit the use of any of these substances.
ISLAM – Islam prohibits all drugs that are not medically prescribed. Islam’s prohibition of drugs stems from two concerns: Every intoxicant is like alcohol, and every (type of) alcohol is prohibited. (Muslim). The second reason for banning drugs is that they are believed to have a harmful effect on the body.
Revision and summary of the lesson.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Guides pupils on how to protect our health and the health of others; concept of right and wrong, good and bad health;
- Pupils’ Activities – participate in class discussion.
- Invites a religious officer to give a talk on the moral aspect of drug abuse.
- Pupils’ Activities – Visit religious places of discuss the issues of morality with religious leaders.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson (drugs that are commonly abused).
- Mention two ways which they can protect their own health;
- Discuss two ways they can protect the health of others around.