Resources for Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31

A week dedicated to educating youth and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities, the Red Ribbon Campaign is October 23-31, 2017.

From resources for discussing difficult topics to a live virtual field trip in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Discovery Education has modern resources to raise awareness of the impact of drugs and alcohol and to empower students to make positive choices.


Operation Prevention Virtual Field Trip

Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm ET / 10am PT

The Operation Prevention Virtual Field Trip will explore the science of addiction to help middle and high school students understand how prescription drugs and heroin affect the brain and body. During this powerful forum, students will get the unfiltered facts about drugs and addiction and have their questions answered by leading experts, including DEA agents and pharmacologists.


Featured Resources

drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqOperation Prevention
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Math Techbook, Social Studies Techbook
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Investigation

Explore common misconceptions about opioids through the voices of teens.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqThe Science of Addiction
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Explore the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Content Collection for resources on empowering students to make wise choices and refuse drugs and alcohol.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqDrug and Alcohol Awareness Content Collection
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Explore the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Content Collection for resources on empowering students to make wise choices and refuse drugs and alcohol.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqLet’s Talk About Drugs
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, Full Video

Talks about legal and illegal drugs, and summarizes the negative impacts of drug abuse. The program also emphasizes the benefits of medicine when it used properly, and highlights the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqLet’s Talk About Marijuana
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, Full Video

Introduces the science behind marijuana, and identifies the various effects it has on the respiratory, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. The program also highlights perceptions about marijuana, and reports on how it is used medicinally and recreationally.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqLet’s Talk About Alcohol
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, Full Video

Introduces alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcohol poisoning, and alcoholism, and demonstrates why it is dangerous for teenagers and young adults to consume alcohol.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqTalk It Out: Heroin Abuse and Addiction
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

Discusses heroin in relation to cycles of pain, tolerance, and withdrawal, and lists the short and long-term effects of heroin use. The program provides a direct presentation of the science behind heroin, from its origins in poppy plants to its debilitating usage that leads to diarrhea, infection, addiction, blood-borne viruses, pain, and worse.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqTalk It Out: Smoking Tobacco It’s Your Choice
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

Unravels cigarettes, and reveals their true contents. The program goes in depth on the psychological and physical effects of tobacco and nicotine, and provides information on the ingredients found in cigarettes. The program also describes some of the major consequences of smoking tobacco.
 
drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqSongs for a Great Day: “Pledge to Lead a Drug-Free Life”
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: K-2, 3-5, Song

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