Sources of Danger: Drug Abuse and How Drugs Can be Abused

Primary 1 Third Term Lesson Notes

Table of Contents

Security Education

Week 8

Topic:

Drug Abuse

 

 

Previous lesson:

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define drug abuse
  2. State how drugs can be abused

 

 

 

 

Learning Activities

  • Individual pupils define drug abuse
  • Pupils as a class, discuss how drugs can be abused

 

Embedded Core Skills

  1. Communication and Collaboration
  2. Leadership skills and Personal Development
  3. Digital Literacy

 

Learning Resources

  1. Textbook
  2. Charts showing people that abused drugs

Content

What is Drug Abuse

Hello, my dear Primary 1 pupils! Today, we will learn about drug abuse. Let’s break it down into short and easy-to-understand sentences:

  1. Drug abuse is when someone uses a drug in the wrong way.
  2. This means they take too much of a drug or use it when they don’t need it.
  3. Drugs can be medicine, alcohol, or illegal substances.
  4. Drug abuse can hurt people and make them sick.
  5. It is important to only use drugs as a doctor tells us to.

Remember, always follow your doctor’s advice and stay safe!

Evaluation

Dear Primary 1 pupils, let’s test your knowledge on drug abuse with these ten fill-in-the-blank questions. Choose the correct option, a, b, or c, to complete each sentence.

  1. Drug abuse is when someone uses a drug in the ______ way. a) right b) wrong c) funny
  2. Taking too ______ of a drug is an example of drug abuse. a) little b) much c) late
  3. Using a drug when you ______ need it is also drug abuse. a) do b) don’t c) might
  4. Drugs can be _______, alcohol, or illegal substances. a) food b) water c) medicine
  5. Drug abuse can ______ people and make them sick. a) help b) hurt c) entertain
  6. We should only use drugs as our ______ tells us to. a) friend b) teacher c) doctor
  7. Using illegal substances is a form of ______ abuse. a) drug b) food c) toy
  8. Taking medicine not prescribed by a doctor can be considered ______ abuse. a) drug b) candy c) exercise
  9. Alcohol can be a form of drug abuse when it is _______. a) enjoyed responsibly b) consumed excessively c) used for cooking
  10. To stay safe, always follow your doctor’s _______. a) jokes b) advice c) hobbies

How drugs can be abused

Drugs can be abused in several ways. Here are some examples:

  1. Taking more than the prescribed dose: Using a higher amount of a drug than recommended by a doctor or on the label.
  2. Using drugs without a prescription: Taking prescription drugs without being prescribed by a doctor.
  3. Taking drugs for non-medical reasons: Using drugs to experience a “high” or for recreational purposes rather than for medical reasons.
  4. Mixing drugs: Combining drugs with other substances, such as alcohol or other drugs, which can be dangerous and harmful to one’s health.
  5. Using illegal substances: Consuming drugs that are prohibited by law, such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine.
  6. Inappropriate administration: Using drugs in a manner that is not recommended, such as snorting, injecting, or inhaling prescription medications.
  7. Sharing or selling prescription drugs: Giving or selling prescription drugs to someone else, which is both illegal and dangerous.
  8. Using expired drugs: Taking drugs that are past their expiration date, which can be less effective or even harmful.

Remember, it is essential to always follow your doctor’s advice and use drugs only as prescribed to ensure your safety and well-being

Evaluation

  1. Taking ______ than the prescribed dose of a drug is one way to abuse it. a) more b) less c) exactly
  2. Using drugs without a ______ can be considered drug abuse. a) prescription b) snack c) toy
  3. Consuming drugs for ______ rather than medical reasons is a form of drug abuse. a) fun b) decoration c) writing
  4. Mixing drugs with ______ can be dangerous and a form of drug abuse. a) water b) paint c) alcohol
  5. Taking ______ substances is a way that drugs can be abused. a) illegal b) sweet c) soft
  6. Snorting, injecting, or inhaling prescription medications is an example of ______ drug administration. a) appropriate b) delicious c) inappropriate
  7. Sharing or ______ prescription drugs with others is a form of drug abuse. a) selling b) drawing c) singing
  8. Using drugs that are past their ______ date can be considered drug abuse. a) expiration b) birthday c) holiday
  9. Consuming drugs to experience a “high” is using them for ______ reasons. a) medical b) non-medical c) study
  10. It is essential to follow your doctor’s advice to avoid drug ______. a) abuse b) snacks c) games

Lesson Plan Presentation

Previous Lesson 

Lesson Presentation:

Introduction (5 minutes):

  1. Greet the pupils and introduce the topic of drug abuse.
  2. Briefly explain that drug abuse is dangerous and harmful to our health.

Sub-topic 1: Define Drug Abuse (15 minutes):

  1. Write the definition of drug abuse on the board: “Drug abuse is when someone uses a drug in the wrong way.”
  2. Break down the definition into simple, easy-to-understand sentences and provide examples.
  3. Engage the pupils by asking questions and encouraging them to share their understanding of drug abuse.
  4. Use flashcards to visually demonstrate different types of drugs (medicine, alcohol, illegal substances).

Sub-topic 2: How Drugs Can Be Abused (20 minutes):

  1. Write the sub-topic title on the board and explain that there are several ways drugs can be abused.
  2. List and explain the different ways drugs can be abused, such as taking more than the prescribed dose, using drugs without a prescription, and using drugs for non-medical reasons.
  3. Use flashcards to illustrate examples of drug abuse, such as mixing drugs with alcohol or sharing prescription drugs with others.
  4. Engage the pupils in a discussion about the dangers of drug abuse and how to stay safe by following a doctor’s advice.

Conclusion (5 minutes):

  1. Recap the main points of the lesson: the definition of drug abuse and the ways drugs can be abused.
  2. Remind pupils about the importance of using drugs only as prescribed and following their doctor’s advice.
  3. Encourage pupils to ask questions or share their thoughts on the topic.
  4. Close the lesson by emphasizing the importance of staying safe and avoiding drug abuse.

Assessment:

  1. Distribute fill-in-the-blank worksheets to test pupils’ understanding of drug abuse and the ways it can happen.
  2. Review the worksheets and provide feedback to pupils to ensure they have understood the topic.

Homework:

Ask pupils to create a poster or drawing illustrating the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of following a doctor’s advice

Weekly Assessment /Test 

  1. Drug abuse is when someone uses a drug in the ______ way. a) right b) wrong c) fun
  2. Drugs can be _______, alcohol, or illegal substances. a) food b) medicine c) toys
  3. Using a drug when you ______ need it is an example of drug abuse. a) do b) don’t c) might
  4. Taking too ______ of a drug is also a form of drug abuse. a) little b) much c) long
  5. Drug abuse can ______ people and make them sick. a) help b) hurt c) entertain
  6. We should only use drugs as our ______ tells us to. a) friend b) teacher c) doctor
  7. ______ substances are a form of drug abuse when used. a) Illegal b) Soft c) Spicy
  8. Taking medicine not prescribed by a doctor can be considered ______ abuse. a) drug b) candy c) exercise
  9. Using drugs for ______ reasons instead of medical reasons is drug abuse. a) recreational b) cooking c) painting
  10. Mixing drugs with other substances like ______ can be dangerous and a form of drug abuse. a) water b) paint c) alcohol
  11. Taking more than the ______ dose of a drug is one way to abuse it. a) prescribed b) smallest c) largest
  12. Using drugs without a ______ can be considered drug abuse. a) prescription b) snack c) toy
  13. Snorting, injecting, or inhaling prescription medications is an example of ______ drug administration. a) appropriate b) delicious c) inappropriate
  14. Sharing or ______ prescription drugs with others is a form of drug abuse. a) selling b) drawing c) singing
  15. Using drugs that are past their ______ date can be considered drug abuse. a) expiration b) birthday c) holiday
  16. Consuming drugs to experience a “high” is using them for ______ reasons. a) medical b) non-medical c) study
  17. Taking a higher amount of a drug than ______ by a doctor or on the label is drug abuse. a) recommended b) ignored c) desired
  18. Combining drugs with ______ or other drugs can be harmful and a form of drug abuse. a) sweets b) food c) alcohol
  19. It is essential to follow your doctor’s advice to avoid drug ______. a) abuse b) snacks c) games
  20. Using drugs to feel ______ or for fun is an example of drug abuse. a) sleepy b) high c) cold
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