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Have your students make a poster entitled, “Myself.” They should collect, cut out, and paste in words,pictures etc. from magazines and newspapers that say something about themselves. They shouldn’t sign the posters, so that students in the class can guess who made each poster.
Then have a class discussion about individuality. Lead into a discussion of drugs, and why drugs aren’t necessary if you believe in your own special uniqueness.
I’m just happy to be me.
I don’t need drugs, I think you’ll agree.
I’m very special all by myself.
One of a kind, and I don’t mind,
Because I’m just happy to be me.
I’m the best “me” that I can be.
I don’t care if someone else says that I should.
I don’t need drugs to make me feel good.
Sometimes I don’t feel so very special.
My problems seem like more than I can bear.
But doing drugs won’t melt my troubles away.
So what do I say? (Group)
Just say no!
What if someone asks me just to try it?
What if someone ask me if I'll buy it?
Wouldn’t taking drugs make people like me?
(Group) What kind of friends would they be?
Just say no!
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