Lesson Plans

Ask, Listen, Learn: Lesson Plans on Alcohol and the Brain

  • Grade level: 6-8
  • Includes seven lesson plans with teacher’s guides, vocabulary lists, activities, and comprehension questions
  • Teaches about alcohol and the brain, the central nervous system; and, different parts of the brain
  • Duration: up to 7 class periods
  • Standards aligned with: Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Source(s): Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

“Targets” Media Literacy Lesson

  • Grade level: 7-8
  • Includes lesson plan with teacher instructions, PBS video, discussion questions, fact sheet and student collage/poster presentations
  • Teaches students about media literacy by understanding how and why alcohol advertisers target young people
  • Duration: 2-3 class periods
  • Standards aligned with: McREL Behavioral Study Standards
  • Source(s): PBS

Additional Resources

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

  • Includes an online Kahoot quiz with 11 questions and answers
  • Source(s): National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Drug Facts – Alcohol

  • Focuses on what alcohol is, its addictive properties, and its effects on the brain and body
  • Sources(s): National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)