The heart of this module is the set of six classroom lessons that follow. These lessons are the vehicles that we hope will carry to your students important concepts related to alcohol use and its effects on mind and body. To review the concepts in detail, refer to the chart Conceptual Flow of the Lessons.
As you scan the lessons, you will find that each contains several major features.
At a Glance gives the teacher a convenient summary of the lesson.
In Advance provides instructions for collecting and preparing the materials required to complete the activities in the lesson.
Procedure outlines the steps in each activity in the lesson. It provides implementation suggestions and answers to questions.
Within the procedures, annotations provide additional commentary.
identifies teaching strategies that address specific science content standards as defined by the National Science Education Standards.
identifies when to use the World Wide Web site as part of the teaching strategies. Instructions tell you how to access the appropriate site. Information about using the Web site can be found in Using the Web Site. A print-based alternative to Web activities is provided in case a computer with Internet access is not available.
identifies a print-based alternative to a Web-based activity to be used when computers are not available.
identifies when assessment is embedded in the module’s structure. An annotation suggests strategies for assessment.
Lesson Organizer provides a brief summary of the lesson. It outlines procedural steps for each activity and includes icons that denote where in each activity masters, transparencies, and the Web site are used. The lesson organizer is intended to be a memory aid for you to use only after you become familiar with the detailed procedures for the activities. It can be a handy resource during lesson preparation as well as during classroom instruction.
The Masters required to teach the activities are located at the end of each lesson.
The timeline (below) outlines the optimal plan for completing the six lessons in this module. The plan assumes you will teach the lessons on consecutive days. If your class requires more time for completing the procedures, discussing issues raised in this module, or completing activities on the Web site, adjust your timeline accordingly.
|3 weeks ahead|| Reserve computers
Check performance of Web site
|1 week ahead|| Copy masters
| Day 1
Activity 1: What’s Up with This Mouse?
Activity 2: Alcohol—Separating Fact from Fiction
| Day 2
Activity 1: What Is a Drink?
Activity 2: Where Does Alcohol Go in the Body?
| Day 3
Activity 1: Gathering Data
Activity 2: Data Analysis and Discussion
| Day 4
Activity 1: To Drink or Not to Drink?
Activity 2: Modeling Alcohol Use and Abuse
| Day 5
| Activity 3: Modeling Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism
Activity 4: Applying the Model
| Day 6
Activity 1: Patterns of Drinking
Activity 2: Alcohol and Driving Behavior
| Day 7
Activity 1: Alcohol—Risks and Consequences
Activity 2: How Much Have You Learned about Alcohol?