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Drug Research Project

Name: _________________________________________________________________ Period: _______

Drug Research Project

-Circle the drug you are researching. 

Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Narcotic Pain Killers (Opiates): Morphine, Codeine, Vicodin, Oxycodone(OxyContin), Percocet, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Hallucinogenic Drugs: LSD, PCP, Mushrooms(Psilocybin), Ketamine, Inhalants, Ecstasy, Anabolic Steroids, Molly, Bath Salts, Spice, Barbiturates, Other: ________________________________

Answer the questions in 6 complete sentences and site at least one online website.      

1. Describe the drug and its history in the U.S.  Questions you may answer are: what is it made from, how is it made, what does it look like, how is it used, when did it begin being used in the United States?

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SITE SOURCE: www._________________________________________________________

2. Why do people want to use this drug?  Are there medical uses for this drug?

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SITE SOURCE: www._________________________________________________________

3. What are the dangers of this drug (short and long term effects on the individual’s health)? Give at least one specific, real-life story of how someone was hurt from using.

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SITE SOURCE: www._________________________________________________________

4. How can people get off using this drug?  What is the recovery process (treatments, interventions, strategies) and how successful are the people who try to quit using this drug?  Why might recovery be difficult?

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SITE SOURCE: www._________________________________________________________

*Create a power point or Sway presentation containing the above information

-Must contain at least 5 slides of information. In addition, a title slide and a slide listing references must be included

-Refer to rubric

 

 

Learning targets/KY Academic Standards:

PL-H-PW-S-ATOD1: I can demonstrate an understanding of the use and misuse of drugs by:

PL-H-PW-S-ATOD1.a: I can distinguish between legal (e.g., over the counter, prescription drugs) and illegal drugs (e.g., inhalants, marijuana, stimulants, depressants) and describing how their usage affects the body systems

PL-H-PW-S-ATOD1.b: I can predict the immediate/long-term effects of illegal drug usage and analyzing the impact on an individual’s health

PL-H-PW-S-ATOD1.c: I can recommend interventions (e.g., cease enabling activities), treatments (e.g., AA, outpatient therapy, group therapy) and other strategies (e.g., enhancing self-esteem, building skills for success) as forms of help for negative behaviors or addictions (e.g., drug addictions, eating disorders)

 

Scoring:

Presentation Rubric:

1. Name: ________________________________________

 
 

 

 

+ if did well (5) /       O.K. (3) / - did not do this (0)

 

Spoke loudly and slow    ___

Used good eye contact    ___

Gave useful information ___

Kept focused                   ___

                         

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+ Slides (refer to rubric)/ = _____/ 20

 

+ Drug chart                     = _____ /10

                                  

Total:                                =_____/ 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Point Slides/Sway Rubric:

Your Score

 

5 points

4 points

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2 point

 

 

 

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Content Accuracy and Relevance

 

*Understanding of topic is very evident and message is very clear and positive.

 

Understanding is partially clear and message is somewhat clear and relevant.

 

Understanding is unclear or the message isn’t clear or relevant.

 

Understanding is unclear and message is incorrect or negative.

 

 

___/5

Graphics: photos, pictures,  and/or wording

*Graphics are very creatively displayed.

 

Graphics are somewhat creatively displayed.

 

Graphics are a bit creative.

Lacking creative graphics.

 

 

 

 

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Attractiveness

 

*Looks really good in design, layout, and neatness.

 

Looks good in design, layout and neatness.

 

Is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.

 

Is messy or poorly designed. seems time was not taken to complete it.

 

 

 

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Grammar

 

*No grammatical mistakes. (Spelling)

 

Just one or two grammatical mistakes.

(Spelling)

Several grammatical mistakes.

(Spelling)

 

There are many grammatical mistakes.

(Spelling)

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Name: _____________________________________________________________ Period: _____________________

Drug:

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Drug:

History:

Uses:

Dangers:

Treatment: