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Mode of Drugs Use and Consequences

SOCIAL STUDIES

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 2

PRIMARY 6

THEME: DRUG EDUCATION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

TOPIC: Mode of Drugs and Consequences

  • Introduction
  • Modes of Drugs Use
  • Consequences/Effects of Normal and Excessive Use of Drugs
  • Factors Causing Drug Abuse Behavior

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):

  1. Differentiate between effects of normal and excessive use of drugs.
  2. Mention the consequences of drug abuse.
  3. List three factors which sustain drug abuse.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned drug and drug abuse.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Posters/charts showing common drugs and hards drug.
  2. Posters illustrating effects of drugs abuse.

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. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

Third Term Related Posts –

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

INTRODUCTION

There are five methods of drug use which allow drugs to enter the body:

  1. Swallowing
  2. Smoking
  3. Snorting
  4. Through suppositories
  5. Injecting

MODES OF DRUGS USE 

  • Normal Use of Drugs 

These are drugs that produce desired effects. That is, when we use drugs according to doctor’s prescription. Normal use of drugs make us get well.

Examples of drugs are those in the first aid box i.e. Panadol, asprin, antacid, etc.

  • Excessive Use of Drugs 

These are drugs that causes damage and death in certain cases. We should avoid excessive use of drugs.

Excessive use of drugs is also known as drug abuse. That is the use of drugs to drive desire.

CONSEQUENCES/EFFECTS OF NORMAL USE OF DRUGS

  1. Pleasurable feelings that encourage the tendency to use again and again.
  2. Development of tolerance to drugs.
  3. Reduces sense of pain.

FACTORS CAUSING DRUG ABUSE BEHAVIOR

  1. Pleasurable effects of drugs (psychological).
  2. Unpleasant effects on withdrawal (psychological).
  3. Inability to control peer pressure (social).
  4. Presences of the drug in the environment (physical).

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Guides pupils to enumerate the difference between the effects of normal and excessive use of drugs;
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Enumerate the difference between the effects of normal and excessive use of drugs.
  4. Guides to state the consequences of drugs abuse;
  5. Pupil’s Activities – State the consequences of drugs abuse
  6. States the factors which sustain drug abuse behavior;
  7. Pupil’s Activities – List the factors which sustain drug abuse behavior.

CONCLUSION 

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
  • Next Lesson – Sources of drugs and trafficking
  • Assignment – Find out the reasons people misuse or abuse drugs.

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

  1. Differentiate between effects of normal and excessive drug use.
  2. Mention 3 consequences of drug abuse.
  3. List 3 factors which sustain drug abuse behavior.

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