How do I teach about the social impacts of the drug trade in secondary PSHE and Citizenship lessons?

Ages 13-14 : The impact of drugs on the community

Through this pack the students investigate some local, national and international impacts of the illegal drug trade on communities. It considers who is exploited and how, why drug laws are made and revised, the ripple effects from a single person's involvement with drugs and challenges the students to consider if there is such a thing as 'easy money' due to moral, personal and social consequences. This pack contains the following activities:

  • International drug laws
  • Why do countries change their drug laws?
  • Exploitation and drugs
  • The 'ripple' effect
  • Carly's Story
  • Is there such a thing as 'easy money' in the drug trade?
  • Documentary (creative task)

This resource includes the following files:
  • Ages 13-14 The impact of drugs on communities V2 Dec 21
Lesson plans are flexible allowing for differentiation and the accompanying PowerPoint presentations can be edited according to your needs.
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