Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Grades 3- 5
Objective - To recall significant personal life events and identify future goals Duration One or two 45-minute periods Materials . . .
- To recall significant personal life events and identify future goals
DurationOne or two 45-minute periods
MaterialsChalkboard or chart paper, chalk or magic marker, legal-sized paper for each student
- Draw a timeline on the board for the school year. Include special events planned for each month.
- Define the word "goal" with the help of the group. Discuss that important events can be planned by setting realistic goals.
- Brainstorm traits needed to set and reach personal goals (for example, self-confidence, determination, courage).
- Distribute a piece of legal-sized paper to each child. Have them draw a timeline from the time they began school through age 18.
- Have the children write or draw past events (such as births, moves, achievements) and goals for their future.
- Ask the children to pick a goal and write a paragraph about what they think they will need to complete this goal.
- Ask for volunteers to describe one goal (read the paragraph).
- Talk about how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs would interfere with completion of these goals or be an obstacle to achievements. Include a discussion of the harmful effects of drugs.