Sneak peek of HL Cannabis Level 1

Healthy Lifestyles Youth Cannabis Awareness & Education e-Learning

Healthy Lifestyles (HL) Youth Cannabis Awareness & Education e-Learning course is a social-emotional learning program that aims to educate youth (grades 5-7; ages ~10-14) about healthy choices related to life decisions and about Cannabis issues they are (or will be) confronting while equipping them with tools to address these challenges.

Though some may not like to believe it, the reality is that topics related to substances and substance use/abuse (including substances such as Cannabis [commonly referred to as slang terms such as marijuana, weed, grass, pot, dabs, etc.], Vaping, and Opioids) are inevitably going to come up for our youth. At YESS, our mission aims to give students the resources, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy decisions for themselves around these topics.
The curriculum is aligned with positive youth development best practices in Program Quality Assessment (PQA), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and National Health Education standards that value the role and importance of youth being in control of their decision-making.
This e-Learning course is comprised of 9-Levels of engaging, gamified course content. The 9 levels include:

Level 1 Myths & Facts
Level 2 Identity & Choice
Level 3 Rights & Consequences
Level 4 Cannabis, Brain & Body
Level 5 Cannabis as Medicine
Level 6 Tools in Your Backpack
Level 7 Risk & Reward
Level 8 Be Your Best
Level 9 Owning Your Decisions
Check out this preview of HL Cannabis Awareness & Education Curriculum Level 1 Lesson Overview & Learner Objectives, and download our PDF version of these youth Cannabis awareness and education resources.

Healthy Lifestyles Level 1: Myths and Facts

Lesson Overview:
Healthy Lifestyles Youth Cannabis Awareness & Education (e-Learning course) Level 1 is specifically designed to help students understand where they get information, as well as to understand their current knowledge of Cannabis (commonly referred to in various slang terms, including marijuana, weed, grass, dabs, etc.). The activities in Healthy Lifestyles and content assist students in deciphering the information between myth and fact. 

Learner Objectives:
  1. Reflect on where you get information about Cannabis
  2. Explore the difference between myth and fact
  3. Generate myths you or your peers believe about Cannabis
  4. Learn the laws, health uses, & consequences of adolescent Cannabis use 

    Myth: Driving under the influence of Cannabis isn't dangerous.
    Fact: Evidence shows that Cannabis-use impairs driving skills just like alcohol. It impairs motor coordination, judgment, and significantly slows reaction time for 1-2hrs after use. DUI's also apply to driving under the influence of Cannabis.

    Myth: Cannabis isn't addictive.
    Fact: Cannabis use CAN lead to addiction. People who begin using Cannabis in their teens are 4-7 times more likely than adults to develop addiction.

    Myth: Smoking Cannabis is less dangerous than smoking cigarettes.
    Fact: Both Cannabis and cigarette smoke can be harmful to the body and lungs. More research is needed to fully understand the link between Cannabis and long-term effects like cancer.

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