TEACHING A TOUGH TOPIC.

Author:Zack, Ian
Position:TEACHER'S GUIDE
 
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From tiny towns to big cities, many American communities have been touched by the opioid epidemic that is sweeping the nation. Our gripping cover story, "A Drug of Mass Destruction,'" will help students understand the origins of the crisis and how overdoses of fentanyl and other opioids have become the leading cause of death for young Americans. Use the lesson (pp. T2-T3) and editorial cartoon (p. T16) to guide students through a close reading of the text and to spark discussion.

IAN ZACK, Executive Editor

izack@scholastic.com

LESSON PLANS SUBJECT/NCSS STANDARDS * NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES CCSS READING 6 'A DRUG OF MASS CURRENT EVENTS INFORMATIONAL TEXT: destruction' 1, 2, 3, 4, * Culture 5, 6, 8, 10 A deadly synthetic * Individual drug called fentanyl Development CCSS LITERACY IN is making the opioid & Identity HISTORY/SOCIAL epidemic even more STUDIES: lethal. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 NATIONAL U.S. HISTORY, CCSS READING 10 WOMEN ON THE CIVICS INFORMATIONAL TEXT: FRONT LINES * Time, Continuity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & Change 6, 8, 10 It's been two years * Individuals, Groups since the military & Institutions CCSS LITERACY IN opened all combat HISTORY/SOCIAL positions to women. STUDIES: What's changed--and 1, 2, 3, 4, what hasn't? 5, 7, 8, 10 TIMES PAST LITERATURE, CCSS READING 18 FRANKENSTEIN SOCIAL STUDIES INFORMATIONAL TEXT: 200 YEARS LATER * Time, Continuity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & Change 6, 7, 8, 10 The story of a * Science, Technology scientist and the & Society CCSS LITERACY creature he brought IN HISTORY/ to life continues to SOCIAL STUDIES: serve as a cautionary 1, 2, 3, 4...

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