In the news: Teaching Resources - 27 June
Drug use expected to rise significantly by 2050
One in twenty adults has taken illicit substances, with the number expected to rise to one in four over the next four decades, according to a new report.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2012 World Drug Report reveals that cannabis is the most widely-used illegal drug world-wide, with the authors of the report predicting that this is likely to remain the case for many years to come.
The report also shows that the total cost for treatment of drug abuse, if given to all who needed it, would run to around $200billion-250billion (£128billion-160billion) – or between 0.3 and 0.4 per cent of global GDP. However, the report notes, the actual amounts spent are much lower, and it is estimated that only one in five people receive the help they need with their addiction. The results of the report are to be debated today at the UN General Assembly in New York as part of the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Delegates at the event will discuss how to improve international efforts to address the adverse effects of drugs and crime on development.
- This PowerPoint covers 6 sessions of activities that students can go through during form time.
- An overview of the effects of different illegal drugs.
- This lesson on illegal drugs comes complete with PowerPoint presentations and sort cards.
- Introduce your students to different drugs and the effects they have on the body with this presentation.
Further news resources
- Help your pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper.
- Get students creating their own news report with this step-by-step guide
- A sociological and media perspective on what makes an event 'newsworthy'.
- Help pupils to write their own TV news broadcast with this handy PowerPoint.
- A scheme of work to help students structure news stories.
In the news this week
Centre Court was once more playing host to the cream of tennis talent as the 126th Wimbledon got underway at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The Galapagos Islands is mourning the loss of one of its most famous inhabitants after the death of Lonesome George, a 100-year-old giant tortoise believed to be the last of his sub-species.
GCSE qualifications are to be scrapped as part of the government's wide-ranging schools reforms.
Who wears short shorts? Not the pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, according to new casual dress guidelines from the institution.
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