Lesson Plans

Ask, Listen, Learn: How Alcohol Affects the Brain

  • Grade level: 6
  • Includes 7 lesson plans on alcohol, videos, activity sheets, worksheets, additional instructional resources, and additional resources to support implementation (e.g. educator primer on cannabis, program assessment)
  • Can be paired with an 8th lesson Marijuana and the Developing Brain
  • Teaches how alcohol affects the developing brain, including how alcohol affects the central nervous system, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus, and medulla
  • Duration: Seven 30-45 minute lessons
  • Standards aligned with: Common Core State Standards, National Health Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards
  • Source(s): Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Additional Resources

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

  • 11 question Kahoot quiz about drugs and drug use
  • Students can play as a guest or sign up to create an account
  • Source(s): National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Ask, Listen, Learn: Know the Facts

  • Grade level: 6-8
  • Includes 2 short readings and several worksheets on protecting your body and brain, peer pressure, and ways to keep your body healthy
  • Source(s): Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility