The Health and Opioid Abuse Prevention Education (HOPE) Curriculum is a K-12 curriculum developed for schools to meet the requirements of House Bill 367. The HOPE curriculum is a series of lessons, assessments and learning materials to develop students’ functional knowledge, attitudes and necessary skills to prevent drug abuse. The lessons are designed to be part of a larger substance abuse prevention unit within a school’s health education curriculum.
The middle and high school lessons are designed for a licensed health education teacher to implement within a health education class. The elementary curriculum is designed for a classroom teacher to implement in 20-minute lessons that are aligned with the English Language Arts Standards.
What is the HOPE Curriculum?
Lesson Plans: Lesson plans will be included for each grade band. The high school curriculum includes 11 lessons to be implemented in health education during a drug abuse prevention unit. The middle school curriculum includes three opioid abuse prevention lessons for each grade level (6th, 7th, 8th). The elementary curriculum has 20-minute lessons for each grade level from Kindergarten to 5th grade that integrate drug abuse prevention with English-Language Arts Standards.
Assessments: Activities and rubrics used to assess student learning.
Instructional Materials: Support materials such as PowerPoint, worksheets, videos, and diagrams to support lesson plans and student learning.
Teacher and School Administrator Guides: Tips and suggestions to implement the lessons. Additional content knowledge packets with instructor notes, additional resources, FAQs, letter to parents overviewing the topic and resources. (Anticipated June 2017)
Staying Connected: ideas for additional follow-up, community and parent engagement, and social marketing based on the foundation established by Start Talking!, Youth-led prevention programs, Generation Rx. (Anticipated June 2017)