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Lesson 11

Title: Say No To Alcohol

Grade: First
Time: 40 - 45 minutes

Materials:

  • Overhead projector
  • Copies of original poem
  • Copies of original song

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

  • Identify the definition of alcohol
  • Identify various types of alcohol
  • Differentiate between alcohol and other drinks
  • Describe the path that alcohol takes in the body
  • Learn an original song about the dangers of alcohol
  • Learn an original poem about the dangers of alcohol

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

  • Identify the definition of alcohol
  • Identify various types of alcohol
  • Differentiate between alcohol and other drinks
  • Describe the path that alcohol takes in the body
  • Learn an original song about the dangers of alcohol
  • Learn an original poem about the dangers of alcohol

Procedure:

Things to be discussed:

  1. Explain that alcohol is a drug that makes the body and mind slow down.
  2. Alcohol is a drug that is found in beer, wine, and liquor. It is something that people drink.
  3. When a person drinks alcohol, they cannot think quickly and their minds are not clear.
  4. Children should never drink alcohol because it is dangerous to their health.
  5. It is against the law for anyone younger than 21 to drink alcohol.
  6. Grown-ups should never drink alcohol and drive a car because they might crash the car and hurt themselves or other people. They might even cause someone to die.
  7. Teach the alcohol song:

     

    Alcohol Song

    Original song written by Susan Sigmon

    Sung to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb

    Alcohol is bad for you, bad for you, bad for you,
    Alcohol is bad for you.
    Don't be tempted!!

    Alcohol can hurt your brain,
    Give you pain,
    Be a strain.
    Alcohol can hurt your brain. Do not use it!!

    It can make you, oh, so sick
    Really quick, really sick
    It is not the drink to pick
    Say, "No" to it!!
     

  8. Using the overhead projector and a transparency of a child with the mouth, stomach, heart and brain labeled, the teacher will point to the parts of the body where alcohol goes when it is swallowed.
    1. Alcohol is swallowed in the mouth
    2. Then it goes to the stomach and gets into the blood.
    3. In the blood, alcohol goes everywhere in the body, even to the heart.
    4. The alcohol also goes to the brain and it's hard to think.
  9. What is a Better Idea?
    1. Scoop ice cream into your mouth.
    2. Fill your stomach with fruit.
    3. Put love in your heart
    4. Entertain your brain with a good book.
  10. Conclude the lesson by teaching the children a new poem, "Say No To Alcohol"

    Say No To Alcohol
    Poem by Susan Sigmon

    It can come in pretty bottles,
    But it's what inside that's bad.

    It is not for kids like all of you.
    You can ask your Mom and Dad.
     
     It taste so very "yucky"
    And it makes your insides burn.

    It never is for children.
    That's a fact that you should learn.
     
    Are you wondering what this thing is?
    Is it short, or fat, or tall?

    It's a drug that isn't helpful
    It's that bad old ALCOHOL!!

Evaluation:

By teaching the lesson, the poem, and the song, the children will have a foundation to resist experimentation with alcohol when they get older.

Internet Resources:

(MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Driving
http://www.madd.org

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/alcohol.html