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LESSON #1:  Purposes and Overview of D.A.R.E. Program

Students are introduced to the D.A.R.E. program and the D.A.R.E. Decision-making Model.  Students practice skills used in decision-making and reflect on their learning in their D.A.R.E. Planner.


LESSON #2: Tobacco and You

This lesson focuses on normative beliefs about the use of tobacco by youth.  Tobacco facts are used to design tobacco-warning labels, which are shared with the class.  Journal entries reflect the learning.


LESSON #3: Smoke Screen

Students apply tobacco and marijuana facts in a variety of situations using the D.A.R.E. Decision-making Model.  Students are introduced to the purpose of advertising.  Journal entries reinforce discussions of the affects tobacco has on the body.


LESSON #4: Alcohol and You

Students work through a normative belief activity about the use of alcohol by youth.  Decision-making skills are reinforced as students work together solving a variety of situations.  Student journal entries in D.A.RE. Planners reinforce skills.


LESSON #5: The Real Truth

Students are given the opportunity to examine alcohol ads in their environment and apply their learning in a relay race.  Inhalants and their danger are examined.  Journaling processes the new learning.


LESSON #6: Friendship Foundations

In teams, students examine friendship and peer pressure in situational dilemmas using the D.A.R.E. Decision-making Model.  Journal entries in D.A.R.E. Planner reinforce new learning.


LESSON #7: Putting It Together

  Students work with partners to apply assertiveness skills in a think/pair/share methodology.  D.A.R.E. Planner journaling is used to process new skills.


LESSON #8:  Personal Action

Student teams practice decision-making skills as they examine the role of personal peer pressure in their lives.  Students review their D.A.R.E. Planner entries to assist in creating a personal D.A.R.E. report.


LESSON #9: Practice! Practice! Practice!

Students have the opportunity to apply assertive refusal skills along with facts in a spiraling competition.  Personal affirmations about healthy choices are shared from D.A.R.E. reports.


LESSON #10:  Culmination

Students are given the opportunity to make a public statement about their choices to resist drugs and violence in a group assembly.  Students receive D.A.R.E. graduation certificates and celebrate their accomplishments.

"Providing a Safe Community"