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Thousands of young people are seeking or will seek treatment for their drug
dependency. However, not many of them don't know about the dangers of drug
abuse until it is too late.
Your job is to create a brochure which provides information about drugs. The project will be presented on a paper folded into thirds showing a total of six sections, three on the front and three on the back. The requirements for each column are as follows:
Possible nicknames of substance
Slogan - a catch phrase discouraging use
About the Substance:
Where the substance come from
How it is made and any dangers in the process
Legitimate uses, if any
What the Substance Does to Your Body:
Specific organs effected by immediate use
Long term effects of continuous use
Consequences of Use:
Social and moral consequences
Did You Know:
List of 5 statistics about the substance
Where You Can Go for Help and How to Say No to Your Friends:
List of 2 places and phone numbers where you can go for help for abuse
List of 3 ways to tell your friend "no" when they ask you to partake in the abuse
Fill in under Drugs of Abuse or use pull down to find your topic.
Link on the green button Photographs for a list of drugs.
In dark blue area pull down the list that says "Select drug name"
or fill in the search area with your topic or in the light blue area on
"Information on Common Drugs of Abuse"
http://www.well.com/user/woa/facts.htm#General Substance Abuse
Three days will be spent in the library doing research. Copies of materials used to make the brochure must be submitted with the final product. The information must be highlighted or underlined and the web site addresses or bibliography of published material must be included. You need to include a minimum of 3 sources.
Your brochure needs to be typed or neatly hand written. You can import graphics and pictures as well as change the letter sizing and font to enhance the visual effects.
All information used in your brochure must be put into your own words. Plagiarism will not be tolerated; you will receive a zero for the project.
Highlight the useful information and insert the number of the column where it will be used.
Use of a brochure making program like Microsoft Publishing will make your job easier.
The project will be worth a total of 50 points.
Information About the Substance (up to 5 points)
Cover (up to 5 points)
What the Drug Does to Your Body (up to 5 points)
Consequences of Use (up to 5 points)
Did You Know (up to 5 points)
Where You Can Go for Help and How to Say No (up to 5 points)
References (up to 10 points)
Neatness (up to 10 points)
Up to 5 points extra credit will be given for small pictures and graphics incorporated into the brochure!
Created by Mrs. Wightman, Science Teacher at Cherokee High School
Last updated June 5, 2001
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