NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Drinking and Driving Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of drinking and driving. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
- ADD (Canada) offers a booklet on "The Grieving Process", facts on the problem
in Canada, information about their programs and resources, kids' activities,
a discussion forum, and an extensive set of links to related organizations.
Check out the home page of Teens
Against Drunk Driving (Teen-ADD) for information on how to start a local
chapter, newsletters, and student activities and conferences.
- The American Beverage Institute offers the 'con' side to the debate over
tying drunk driver arrests to an 0.08% level.
Safety Council: Impaired Driving
- At this site, you'll find summaries of issues associated with impaired
driving - why there have been fewer impaired driving charges, the hard core
drinking driver, and what happens to drunk drivers. There's also a downloadable
research report on a prevention program targeted at hard core drinking drivers.
- Contents of this site include: facts; a review of various solutions that
have been tried; summaries of unsuccessful measures; advice on how to protect
yourself and others, and reports on progress.
Under the Influence
- A comprehensive look at driving under the influence of alcohol and other
drugs. Content addresses the questions of what drunk and drugged driving is,
why it is a problem, how it works, and what individuals can do about it. A
"Getting Personal" section contains interviews with people who have had encounters
with drunk driving and a place to enter your own opinions and read what others
have written. This site was a 1998 Think Quest award winner.
- Another web site opposing the adoption of 0.08% standards for drunk driving
for Detecting Drunk Drivers at Night
- This website by the US Department of Transportation explains the visual
cues for identifying a drunk driver. A 3.5 minute guided automated tour is
also provided to walk the reader through the different visual cues.
- Four downloadable research/government reports (Adobe format) on impaired
driving are available at this Health Canada site. Students can learn about
repeat offenders, Manitoba's Impaired Driver's Program, and how Canada deals
with DWI offenders.
Intoximeters Inc. Drink Wheel Page
- This site could be used to research the effects of amount of consumed alcohol,
time period, gender, and weight on blood/breath alcohol concentration. It
contains a form where data for these variables can be entered and the BAC
results are provided immediately.
Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada)
- MADD is a non-profit grass roots organization which looks for effective
solutions to the drunk driving and underage drinking problems and provides
support to victims. Resources at this site include online versions of their
publications and resources, extensive statistics, victims services resources,
alcohol facts, and descriptions of their programs.
Against Impaired Driving (PAID): Education
- This Alberta site has a number of online resources that describe such issues
as the emotional aftermath, blood alcohol concentration, rights of victims
and survivors, preventative programs and more.
- A survey report on how the various states in the U.S. deal with DUI.
Abuse Theme Page
- This CLN "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the
study of substance abuse. Students and teachers will find curricular resources
(information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition,
there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will
help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
- At this site, students can enter a virtual party and make a series of decisions
about drinking, drugs, and driving, and in doing so, will gain information
on DUI and its consequences as well as learn safe and effective strategies
for dealing with the issues. If the simulation is too "unsubtle" for your
students, there's also a reading room with articles on assertiveness, BAC
tables for each gender, alcohol facts, and more.
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