Impact of drugs on individuals and the community

Stage 5 – 2-3 lesson learning sequence focused on developing student understanding and skills to recognise the positive impact when people chose not to take drugs.

Consider the following questions when adapting or developing teaching and learning units.

  • What key messages do you want students to take away?
  • Why does this learning matter?

The following sample resource can be adapted by teachers to suit the individual needs of their students. Use these resources to plan and deliver PDHPE. They are suitable for the PDHPE K-10 syllabus (2018).

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Students will:

  • build their understanding of drug use trends and challenge assumptions around drug use in young people
  • build understanding of situations where drugs may be used and offered and challenge social norms and/or assumptions
  • identify and apply their strengths and skills in discussing and debating drug and alcohol related issues
  • understand the positive impact to individuals and communities when people chose not to take drugs.


PDPHE K-10 Syllabus (2018) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales

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