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Lesson 5

Title: Alcohol and You

Time: 90 Minutes

Learning Outcomes:

Students will identify and examine short and long term physical and social effects of alcohol use on the body.


  • Two Internet Accessible Computers
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • D.A.R.E. Student booklet
  • Colored Pencils
  • "Focus on Alcohol" A Drug-Alert Book
  • "Being Healthy" Student Text
  • Tag Board (14X18)
  • Paints
  • Acrostic ALCOHOL Summary Sheet


  • Brainstorm student knowledge of alcohol facts.(KWL) Can use worksheet, discuss orally, write on tablet paper, or use chalkboard.
  • Break students into four groups of four.
  • Each group selects the kind of resource they will be using from an envelope.
    1. Computer (2)
    2. D.A.R.E. Booklet
    3. "Being Healthy" text and "Focus on Alcohol" A Drug-Alert Book.
  • Groups # 1 and # 2 use predetermined Alcohol web sites to locate their alcohol facts. (Web sites listed at end of this lesson plan.) Group # 3 will use the student D.A.R.E. booklet and encyclopedia. Group # 4 will use text, "Being Healthy" and Drug-Alert book, "Focus on Alcohol".
  • Pass out books, booklets and text.
  • Pass out Acrostic Survey worksheet on ALCOHOL.
  • Instruct groups to review their selected sources to list the alcohol facts.
  • Each individual in each group will write an alcoholic fact beginning with each letter in the word ALCOHOL.
  • Review example on Acrostic ALCOHOL Survey worksheet.
  • Allow thirty minutes for students to review their sources and complete their surveys.
  • Bring students back to one group setting.
  • The teacher will select individual names from a bag to decide in which order each group comes up to reveal their facts.
  • Each group tries to stump students in the other groups by revealing only part of the fact. The students must try to complete the Alcohol fact through clues given by the group leader.
  • The group that wins will be allowed to go to a kindergarten classroom after the health period to tutor students by reviewing a reading skill.
  • Once all groups have been able to reveal their facts, students will select a fact they wish to illustrate on tag board.
  • Pass out markers, paints, crayons, colored pencils, and tag board.
  • Allow thirty minutes for this activity.
  • Bring students back into one group.


  • Have students reveal to the class their fact and any information they may have found about it.
  • Put poster out in hallway for observation.


Teacher observation of "Revealing Fact" activity. Student completion of ALCOHOL Acrostic and posters.

Internet Resources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)