This is a 20-page full color brochure that will come in handy when teaching the topic of Drug Abuse to Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced level learners. An ESL/EFL teacher teacher can use this brochure as a source of authentic reading texts - you are also most welcome use them for any gap-filling activities you can come up with, or use the list of questions as discussion topics, for example). The 'Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know' brochure was kindly provided by The US National Institute of Drug Abuse (National Institute of Health) and is also available for public download from their website.
This great worksheet will be useful not only to concerned parents, but to all educators and homeschoolers.
Contents of the brochure:
What is marijuana? Are there different kinds? 6 What are the current slang terms for marijuana? 7 How is marijuana used? 7 How many people smoke marijuana? At what age do children generally start? 8 How can I tell if my child has been using marijuana? 10 Why do young people use marijuana? 11 Does using marijuana lead to other drugs? 12 What are the effects of marijuana? 13 What happens after a person smokes marijuana? 13 How long does marijuana stay in the user’s body? 13 Can a user have a bad reaction? 14 How is marijuana harmful? 14 How does marijuana affect driving? 16 What are the long-term effects of marijuana? 19 What about pregnancy? Will smoking marijuana hurt the baby? 19 What happens if a nursing mother uses marijuana? 21 How does marijuana affect the brain? 22 Can the drug cause mental illness? 22 Do marijuana users lose their motivation? 23 Can a person become addicted to marijuana? 23 What is “tolerance” for marijuana? 24 Are there treatments to help marijuana users? 25 Can marijuana be used as medicine? 25 How can I prevent my child from getting involved with marijuana? 27 Talking to your children about marijuana.
If you find a creative way to use this brochure with your class, please share it in the comments below!