Meth Prevention LessonDesigned to be highly interactive and accessible to young people, the Meth Prevention Lesson was developed to equip middle and high school students with facts, tools, and resources to understand the risks of methamphetamine and to influence their peers.
This standards-based lesson leverages MethProject.org and provides teachers with engaging, easy-to-use materials to lead a 45-minute class.After the class, students will understand:
- The short- and long-term effects associated with methamphetamine use
- The danger and toxicity of the ingredients in Meth
- The mechanisms of Meth addiction
- The effects of Meth on the brain, body, relationships, and the community
- The risks of trying Meth, even once
- How to communicate the risks of Meth to their peers and take action to prevent Meth use
The Meth Prevention Lesson employs four central instructional strategies:
- Anticipation Guide
Four statements to engage students and get them to think about what they know about Meth
- Interactive Content
Interactive facts, personal stories, and videos present information from a variety of perspectives
- Discussion Questions
Open-ended and specific questions spur classroom discussion
- Peer Engagement and Advocacy
Exercises designed to equip teens with information and tools to take action and influence their peers
At the beginning of the 45-minute lesson students will test their knowledge of Meth with the 4-statement Anticipation Guide. The class then will explore these 4 statements through discussion of selected content on MethProject.org.
- Lesson Overview - a one-page summary of the Meth Prevention Lesson.
- Teacher's Guide - step-by-step instructions for the teacher to lead students through an exploration of each topic. The guide includes instructions on the most impactful content to show on MethProject.org, how to navigate directly to it, and suggested discussion questions.
- Anticipation Guide - a one-page handout for students to reflect on 4 statements to gauge their knowledge of Meth
- Technical Setup Information - short reference document providing technical information about how to connect to MethProject.org
- Anticipation Guide with Teacher Key - one page guide with answers for the teacher
- Planning Guide - one-page sheet for students to help plan optional homework assignments
- Optional 3-Day Lesson - 3-Day version of the Teacher Guide that includes group projects
For questions or to schedule a teacher training on how to utilize the Meth Prevention Lesson in your classroom, contact Cyn Reneau at email@example.com.
MethProject.org equips teens with facts, tools, and resources to understand the risks of the drug and to influence their peers. Designed to spark exploration and engagement, MethProject.org brings to life the breadth of research on the subject in a way that is highly interactive and accessible to young people.
Play Idaho Meth Project Ads on Morning Announcements, in Health Classes or at School Assemblies
To play the Idaho Meth Project public service advertisements in your school, you can download the ads at View Ads or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the ads on DVD.
Donate Advertising Space for Idaho Meth Project Ads in Your School Newspaper
To find out how you can place Idaho Meth Project ads in your school publications, e-mail email@example.com.
Display Idaho Meth Project Posters
To order a set of Idaho Meth Project posters that feature a set of our Print/Outdoor advertisements, print and fill out an order form and mail with your check or money order to P.O. Box 738, Boise, ID 83701.
Read and share the powerful stories, artwork and other forms of expression about Meth on the Speak Up section of our website. Visit Speak Up and encourage students to contribute to the discussion by posting their own content.
Download Meth Project Icons and Wallpaper
Download images for your school's computers to use as screen savers and wallpaper.
What is your school doing to spread the Idaho Meth Project Not Even Once message? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your involvement so we can post this information on our website. Photographs are always welcome!