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Grade 4-7
Subject All English Language Arts
Resource type Activity, Classroom printable
Duration 60 minutes

About This Resource

This iMinds lesson is designed to be a part of a larger book study. It seeks to help students build drug literacy as they consider the psychoactive properties of one of our favourite drugs – chocolate. Roald Dahl provides rich content for exploring the positive attractiveness, but also the destructive potential, of psychoactive substances. Exploring this ambivalence with respect to chocolate provides a relatively uncharged setting to learn an important framework for understanding other psychoactive drugs.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Exploring Drugs that Excite Our Brains