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Activity Overview


Understanding addiction can be a difficult concept. Most individuals see the negative behavior of using drugs and label that person as "bad" or "weak". Many drug users are unable to properly cope with stress, and the underlying cause for some drug abusers may be instant relief of stressors. The cycle of addiction can be a hard one to break.

In this activity, students will create a storyboard that illustrates the cycle of addiction. They should be sure to include a description of each step and determine when the best time to break the cycle is. In the storyboard example above, the best time is indicated as the "caving to use" stage, however this is not always the case for people.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of how to break the addiction cycle by creating a storyboard.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Use a five cell cycle layout with titles and descriptions.
  3. List the five steps of the cycle in the each of the title boxes.
  4. In the cell’s description box, briefly explain briefly what usually takes place during each step.
  5. Indicate the best opportunity to break the cycle in the appropriate description box.
  6. Write a brief reflection statement in the description box for guilt/shame.
  7. Illustrate a visual example of each step in the cells using a combination of appropriate scenes, characters, and items. Do not depict the actual use of the drug.
  8. Save often!

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner


Rubric

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Breaking the Addiction Cycle
Students will create a storyboard that depicts the addiction cycle and the best place to break it.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Structure
A five cell cycle storyboard was created with titles and descriptions. There are few to no grammar or spelling mistakes. The text clearly indicates understanding different drug categories and the effects on the body.
A five cell cycle storyboard was created with titles and descriptions. There are some grammar or spelling mistakes, but understanding of content is clear.
There are too many grammar or spelling mistakes creating an unclear understanding of content.
Titles, Descriptions, and Order
The cell titles align with the theme of the cell. The descriptions effectively describes the steps. The cells are in the correct order.
The cell titles align with the theme of the cell. The descriptions adequately describes the steps. The cells are in the an incorrect order.
The cell titles do not align with the theme of the cell. The descriptions fails to describe the steps. The cells are in the an incorrect order.
Breaking the Cycle/Reflection
There was a clear description of how someone could break the addiction cycle. The break is listed in the correct cell. A brief reflection was listed in the guilt/shame cell.
There was a clear description of how someone could break the addiction cycle. The break is listed in the cell that has the least opportunity for success. A brief reflection was listed in the guilt/shame cell.
There was an unclear description of how someone could break the addiction cycle. The break is listed in the cell that has the least opportunity for success.
Cells
The cells used exemplary school appropriate scenes, characters, and text to depict an image accurately showcasing the theme.
The cells used adequate school appropriate scenes, characters, and text to depict an image accurately showcasing the theme.
The cells used inappropriate scenes, characters, and text to depict an image inaccurately showcasing the theme.


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