#1: Purposes and Overview of
introduced to the D.A.R.E. program and the D.A.R.E. Decision-making
Model. Students practice skills used in
decision-making and reflect on their learning in their D.A.R.E.
Tobacco and You
focuses on normative beliefs about the use of tobacco by youth. Tobacco facts are used to design
tobacco-warning labels, which are shared with the class.
Journal entries reflect the learning.
Students apply tobacco
and marijuana facts in a variety of situations using the D.A.R.E.
Decision-making Model. Students are
introduced to the purpose of advertising. Journal
entries reinforce discussions of the affects tobacco has on the body.
Alcohol and You
Students work through
a normative belief activity about the use of alcohol by youth. Decision-making skills are reinforced as
students work together solving a variety of situations.
Student journal entries in D.A.RE. Planners reinforce skills.
The Real Truth
given the opportunity to examine alcohol ads in their environment and
apply their learning in a relay race. Inhalants
and their danger are examined. Journaling
processes the new learning.
students examine friendship and peer pressure in situational dilemmas
using the D.A.R.E. Decision-making Model. Journal
entries in D.A.R.E. Planner reinforce new learning.
Putting It Together
Students work with partners to apply assertiveness skills in
a think/pair/share methodology. D.A.R.E.
Planner journaling is used to process new skills.
LESSON #8: Personal Action
Student teams practice
decision-making skills as they examine the role of personal peer
pressure in their lives. Students review
their D.A.R.E. Planner entries to assist in creating a personal
Practice! Practice! Practice!
Students have the opportunity to apply assertive refusal
skills along with facts in a spiraling competition.
Personal affirmations about healthy choices are shared from
LESSON #10: Culmination
Students are given the opportunity to make a public statement about their choices to resist drugs and violence in a group assembly. Students receive D.A.R.E. graduation certificates and celebrate their accomplishments.