About the Collaboration:

Since 2002, NIDA and Scholastic Inc. have partnered to create Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body. This and science-based education series provides teachers and students with innovative resources about the effects of drugs, drug use, and addiction on the brain and body. New teen articles, classroom lessons, and student worksheets are created and distributed every school year through Scholastic’s in-school magazines, as well as Heads Up teacher and student websites. Heads Up also produces poster/teaching guides, as well as online interactives. Annual compilations of student articles and teacher lesson plans, as well as posters, some with teaching guides, and some in Spanish, are available for downloading, free of charge.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body - Year 19 -20 Compilations
Scholastic Compilations 2019-2020

School Year 2019—2020 Compilations — A collection of science/ELA student articles, lessons, and activities that help students understand important and timely facts on health and drug and topics. In the 2019—2020 compilations, students will learn about the health risks of marijuana for teens; facts about opioids and the opioid crisis in America; and the health impacts of screen time on teen health and well-being.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body - Year 18 -19 Compilations
Scholastic Compilations 2018-2019

School Year 2018—2019 Compilations — A collection of student articles and teacher lesson plans in science, health, and language arts that help students understand facts about important and timely drug education topics. Students will learn about brain development in adolescence and the harmful effects of drugs; find out about the health dangers and risks for teens of e-cigarettes; and understand why it is not safe to take medications with other substances.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body - Year 17 -18 Compilations
Scholastic Compilations 2017-2018

School Year 2017—2018 Compilations — A collection of articles and teacher lesson plans in science, health, and language arts that help students understand facts about important and timely drug education topics. Students will learn about the role of genetics in a person’s risk for addiction; find out about the dangers of synthetic drugs; and build skills to help them separate good science from misinformation in the news and on the Internet.

Heads Up: Stand Up Against Bullying Poster - 2017

Poster/Teaching Guide: Stand Up Against Bullying (2017) — The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined Scholastic to develop this grades 6–12 health, life skills, and language arts poster/teaching guide that aims to prevent bullying as well as lower associated risks, such as substance use. The lesson and activities in this program will help students develop awareness and skills to help them respond to situations that involve bullying. Includes a classroom poster, lessons and activities, and work sheets.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body - Year 16 -17 Compilations
Scholastic Compilations 2016-2017

School Year 2016—2017 Compilations — A collection of articles and teacher lesson plans in science, health, and language arts designed to help students understand facts about timely and important drug education topics. Students will have the opportunity to: find out how brain imaging techniques work and how they provide scientists with key information about drug use; learn about how stress affects the body and healthy ways to cope with it; and understand important facts about America’s opioid overdose crisis and how to stay safe.

Heads Up: Respect Teaching Guide Poster - 2016
Respect Others Poster

Poster/Teaching Guide: Respect Others. Respect Yourself. (2016) — The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together with Scholastic to develop this grades 6–12 ELA and life skills poster/ teaching guide in support of National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. This guide develops students’ understanding of how respect is key to healthy behaviors and building healthy relationships. Includes a classroom poster, lessons and activities, and work sheets.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body - Year 15-16 Compilations
Scholastic Compilations 2015-2016

School Year 2015—2016 Compilations — A collection of articles and teacher lesson plans designed to teach students the facts about timely and practical topics in drug education. Students will have the opportunity to: find unbiased, scientific answers to their questions about drugs and health; understand how their brains make decisions and how to better navigate peer-pressure situations; and receive information on the bodily risks associated with opioid medications.

Heads Up: Prescription Drugs Poster - 2015
Prescription Drugs poster

Poster: Prescription Drugs — This classroom poster graphically illustrates the double-sided nature of prescription drugs. 

 

 

 

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