K-12 Tobacco Free Units and Resources


Primary (Pre-K – Grade 3)

Smoking Prevention Education for preschool through grade 3. Fun activities illustrate the importance of lung power and the damages of cigarette smoke

Tobacco Free Printables and activity ideas for primary and junior students

Junior (Grade 4-Grade 6)

Anti-Smoking Activities and Printables For many grade levels. Includes lesson plans and activities

Badvertising and More Lesson ideas and activities for the Great Smokeout from Education World

Intermediate (Grade 7-Grade 9)

   Thinking Like a Tobacco Company  Excellent theme unit that has kids thinking about the images and lessons they learn about tobacco from the media

Rapping about Tobacco A great theme unit for intermediate learners. Students study the effects of smoking, and create a rap song about it

Clearing the Air A NY Times lesson plan for two grade levels – 6-8 and 9-12.

MediaSharp Teachers’ Guide Designed for use with MediaSharp video from Center for Disease Control, but a valuable standalone resource as well. Included integrated lesson plans and discussions

stop loss dvd Senior (Grade 10-Grade 12)

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Viewpoints, Rights, Tobacco and Me A very well-organized and creative thematic unit that has students examining the effects of smoking on themselves, their loved ones and the world as a whole

Making Choices About Tobacco Use An extremely well-organized and thought-provoking unit about making choices, regulating choices and the legal system. Designed to inspire discussion about peer pressure and other teen issues.

Smoking Prevention Program from PBS. Students create a schoolwide anti-smoking program. Includes lesson plans and resources

The Biology Project Toxicology and Lung Toxicology lessons for students focusing on the toxicity of cigarette smoke.

General Resources

 Teacher Resources

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 Great for background info provided by www.tobacco.org with curriculum that fits the standards for British Columbia

 Lungs Are For Life Order free teaching modules for use with award-winning smoking prevention program. Delivered by email in PDF format – available in French or English, for grade levels from Pre-K to 12.

ruins the movie download  Improving The Odds  An educators’ resource for teachers working with grades 5-12. Includes advice on preparing lessons and several sample lesson plans, including Tobacco and Young Women

 National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health Excellent resource for research and understanding for both teachers and older students

Free Stuff for schools and teachers from the Center for Disease Control. Posters, PSAs for use in broadcasts and more