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Elementary School Resources

Teachers & Schools, Addiction & Mental Health

While the lessons below were designed to be taught as a series, they can also be taught separately.

Grade 3

These lesson plans include six 45-minute lessons that focus on improving and practicing positive health behaviours. These lessons cover concepts such as safety rules, healthy alternatives to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling, the importance of personal goals and role models, the benefits of healthy choices, the effects of positive and negative peer influence, and the importance of recognizing personal skills and assets.

  • Lesson 1: What's important? Knowing your facts, yourself and your role models
  • Lesson 2: The importance of refusal skills
  • Lesson 3: Safety around household products, medicines and other substances
  • Lesson 4: I'd rather be…drug free! Finding alternatives to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling
  • Lesson 5: How friends are helpful
  • Lesson 6: All About Me

Grade 4

These lesson plans include eight 45-minute lessons, designed to encourage children to make healthy decisions regarding substance use and gambling. The purpose of these lessons is to provide students with accurate information and assist them in acquiring life skills, while emphasizing the importance of internalizing healthy lifestyle choices.

Grade 5

These lesson plans include eight 45-minute lessons, designed to encourage children to make healthy decisions regarding substance use and gambling. The purpose of these lessons is to provide students with accurate information and assist them in acquiring life skills, while emphasizing the importance of internalizing healthy lifestyle choices.

Grade 6

These lesson plans include eight 45-minute lessons, designed to encourage children to make healthy decisions regarding substance use and gambling. The purpose of these lessons is to provide students with accurate information and assist them in acquiring life skills, while emphasizing the importance of internalizing healthy lifestyle choices.