NDAFW Activity Ideas: Community, School-wide, and Online

These activities are designed to help students in grades 6 through 12 learn about the effects of drug use on the developing body and brain. Each activity is self-contained and can be done on its own. The activities have been developed for use during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW); they can also be used year-round.

Lesson Plan Highlights:

This lesson includes:

  • Student activity sheets

Grade Level(s):

6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 

Student Skills:

  • Analyzing and interpreting information, data, and/or evidence
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Giving a presentation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing

Time / Duration:

  • Varies by activity: from 1 class period to a few hours (over several days)


  • Varies by activity


  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Standards:

    • National Health Education Standards