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Rx for Understanding: Be Smart About Prescription Drugs (Grades 5-8)


Rx for Understanding: Be Smart About Prescription Drugs includes 10 cross-curricular lessons for middle school students.

Each set of sequenced lessons acts as a mini-unit. Each grade level based mini-unit focuses on the same five lesson themes:

  • Relating the issue of prescription drug safety to overall health
  • Understanding proper use
  • Understanding misuse
  • Understanding abuse
  • Conducting an application-based culminating project

The lessons in this guide represent a cross-curricular approach to teaching with a concentrated emphasis on national education standards, including the National Health Education Standards and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

The lessons can be reorganized to match your own curriculum standards. You may be looking for an opportunity to integrate the topic of prescription drugs into a particular content area. The Meeting National Education Standards chart on page 114 – 119 can help you to do so.

Available in Hard Copy or as a Free PDF Download. To download a copy of our supplemental parent resource from The Partnership at Drug click here.