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AODA Marijuana Agenda 1.Journal: Another name for marijuana is…. 2.Review: What did we discuss last time? 3.Myth 4.Class activity- discuss 5.Notes 6.Fact.

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1 AODA Marijuana Agenda 1.Journal: Another name for marijuana is…. 2.Review: What did we discuss last time? 3.Myth 4.Class activity- discuss 5.Notes 6.Fact

2 AODA Marijuana Myth “Marijuana is harmless” Fact= later on…..

3 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #1 1. Find Section #1 on your packet sheet. 2. You will see some numbers and some words there. 3. When I say “Go!”, try to memorize as many words and letters as you can. You will only have about 20 seconds. 4. Now, when I say “Go!”, write as many of the words and numbers as you can, in order. You will have about 20 seconds. 5. How did you do? So what?!?! One of the things that happens if you smoke a lot of marijuana is damage to your short-term memory. You have a hard time remembering little things.

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6 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #2 1. Find Section 2 on your sheet. 2. When I say “Go!”, I want you to play the alphabet game like on a car ride. Say out loud, animals that begin with the next letter in line. Get as far as you can, use insects, birds, fish too. 3. I will stop you when it is time. 4. Now I would like your table to make a guess: –How long did that take to guess animals? 5.Now we will repeat this again. However, this time, when I say “Go!”, do nothing, and say nothing. No cheating, no clocks or watches. 6.When I say stop, we will make guesses again. 7.Last and final guess: How long do you think it has been since we started the whole activity? (guessing the animals) So what?!? Another thing that happens when you smoke marijuana, is that you lose your sense of time. A minute may seem like 15 minutes. It makes it hard to plan things with friends, or get to jobs/classes on time.

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8 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #3 1. Please have a pen or pencil ready. 2. When I say “Go!”, please begin reading the story silently to yourself. As you are reading, circle any word with an even number of letters in it (2,4,6,8,10 letters in it). 3. As you are reading, please continue to circle the words, I will be reading something else, just ignore me. Your assignment is to circle the words. Ready……..go. Teacher reads: “I heard about the boy whose story you’re reading. I guess it’s a true story. I’m not going to say what happened, but those trains are really big. I think it’s dangerous to play on the tracks, no matter what sex you are. I wonder if the principal or the teacher ever did that. I guess not. But can you imagine getting stuck on the tracks? I would hate to be in that position. It reminds me of this poem: ‘A peanut sat on a railroad track; Its heart was all aflutter. The 5;19 came around the back- Toot! Toot! Peanut Butter.’

9 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #3 So What?!? Did you have any trouble concentrating on circling the words? If you smoke marijuana, then you have a very hard time concentrating on anything, no matter how simple the task is. Your mind wants to wonder off in all directions. It’s hard to listen to friends if you can’t concentrate. This may affect friendships.

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12 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #4 1. Now look at Section 4 on your paper. 2. When I say “Go!”, I would like you to start printing the alphabet as fast as you can on the lines in Section But…I will be interrupting you with questions that you must answer on your paper. 4. When I say “Stop!”, stop exactly where you are and lift up your pencil and listen to the question. I’ll ask the question and count to 5. The questions are easy, but you have to write the answer on your paper right by the alphabet you are printing before I get to If you get the wrong answer- or if you don’t finish writing the answer by the time I get to 5- then you have to start printing the alphabet allover again. 6. If you get the right answer, then you can continue from where you left off.

13 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #4 Questions: Say, “STOP!” before each question, and “GO!” after you have counted to What is the name of a flower? 2. What is our Principal’s name? 3. What day was yesterday? 4. What is your Mom’s name? 5. What’s the name of a breakfast food? 6. What is your name?

14 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #4 So What?!? Marijuana slows down your reaction time. It’s hard to answer easy questions when it feels as if your are rushed for time. Marijuana slows you down, so it takes you more time to react to something- whether it’s someone asking you a question or a car coming at you in the street.

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17 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #5 1. Read the sentence written in section 5. On the line right below it, I’d like you to copy the sentence. 2. Write it in cursive, DO NOT PRINT! 3. Now I’d like you to copy the sentence again on the next line, but this time, use your other hand! 4. Now, I would like you to copy the sentence again. Use your other hand. But this time, write the sentence backwards. Start with the last part of the last letter, and write it from right to left.

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19 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #5 So What?!?! If you smoke too much marijuana, you become uncoordinated. You don’t move your fingers or your hands the way that you want, and you certainly can’t drive a car or ride a bike very well. Marijuana sometimes makes you feel as if you don’t have any control over your body. Even though you may want to do something, and may think you can do it, you really can’t.

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21 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #6 1. Now look at Section 6 on your paper. 2. Read the paragraph to yourself. Even if you don’t understand it, try to read the whole thing. I will give you as much time as you need within reason. 3. Try to read every word.

22 AODA Marijuana- Class Activities #6 You probably thought that the paragraph you just read was really boring. You may have misunderstood it, and didn’t get a lot of the words it used. People who smoke marijuana over a long period of time get what is called “burnout”. Very little interests them-very few things and people. They give up on trying new things. Think about the things and people you find fun and think how it would be to give up on those things.

23 AODA Marijuana-Class Activities #6 So What?!?! The paragraph you just read was really about…… Eating an ice cream cone!

24 AODA Marijuana- Notes (Here and Now Magazines) Marijuana Causes: 1. Short-term memory damages. 2. Loss of sense of time. 3. Loss of concentration. 4. Slower reaction time. 5. Lack of coordination. 6. Lack of interest, also called “burnout.”

25 AODA Marijuana- Notes Where does it hurt? 1. Increased pulse rate by 50%. 2. Bloodshot eyes. 3. Dry mouth and throat. 4. Delayed sexual development. 5. Makes you clumsy. 6. Poorer concentration and less ability to think and learn. 7. Lung cancer.

26 Healthy Brain Marijuana Brain Amen Clinics 16 yr. old daily user

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28 AODA Marijuana Myth: “Marijuana is harmless.” Fact: Smoking marijuana makes it more difficult to concentrate, learn, and to perform. In addition, marijuana smoke has more cancer-causing agents than does cigarette smoke. Marijuana harms both the mind and the body.

29 AODA Marijuana- Test Questions 1. How long do the chemicals in marijuana remain in the body? –A. Several hours –B. Several days –C. Up to a month –D. Forever


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