Project Drug Free Grades 4-6 Curriculum is an effective program that is great for Red Ribbon Week
Rationale for this program: Anti-drug attitudes and life skills must be strong before children enter middle school or junior high. Children are already learning misinformation about drugs at this age. Belonging to a group and being accepted by peers are most important. Children must learn they can keep their individuality and still belong. What Does the Curriculum Cover? Names of illegal substances. Effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Explore self- and social awareness. How they are an integral part of their families. How they are an integral part of their communities. Decision-making skills. Problem solving skills. Qualities of healthy relationship. Strategies for coping with stress. Importance of helping others. Setting goals. Additional resources, teacher's evaluations, and more. Great curriculum for Red Ribbon Week.