MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
New D.A.R.E. Middle School Curriculum -"Keepin' It Real"
The core of the program is the REAL strategies for resisting drug offers: Refuse, Explain, Avoid, and Leave. By highlighting these four methods of communicating, the program helps kids understand the risks of drugs, teaches them to make good decisions and resist the temptation to use drugs.
Features of the curriculum:
The kiR curriculum consists of 10 lessons designed to be taught in 40-45 minute segments. The lessons include a variety of teaching modalities aimed at encouraging student participation such as group work, role-plays, pair discussion, and games. The lessons are designed to promote interaction among the students as well as between the students and the teacher, so that the students are involved in their own learning.
|Lesson 1: Options and Choices||Lesson 6: Avoid|
|Lesson 2: Risks||Lesson 7: Leave|
|Lesson 3: Communication and Conflict||Lesson 8: Norms|
|Lesson 4: Refuse||Lesson 9: Feelings|
|Lesson 5: Explain||Lesson 10: Support Network|
Each lesson includes a lesson outline, an activity sheet with instructions, student worksheets for use in class and as homework, and notes to the teacher. Enjoyable activities are included to illustrate the skills and allow students to practice the REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, and Leave) resistance strategies. Each lesson includes a homework assignment and, starting with lesson two, a review of the previous lesson's concepts. The students' performance on the homework worksheets allows teachers to assess how well they are grasping the skills and knowledge taught in class. Overheads, in-class worksheets, and Spanish materials are provided.