Today in class we read our Dream Analysis papers and briefly discussed them. Our next unit will be on drugs and their effects on our bodies and minds. For Wednesday, November 6, you have the following assignment. You need to have this information ready at the beginning of class to get credit, since we will be using the information during class. There is no makeup for this work.
- Research briefly commonly used drugs. These may be illegally obtained drugs but your list for consideration should include prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as well as over-the-counter drugs. All of these substances can alter your sensory perceptions and may be abused. To help in the initial research, you may want to think about some of these substances in categories. (Here's a link to a page to help with that.)
- Come in Wednesday with a list of at least 3 choices of specific drugs you would like to research and use for your project. You need at least 3 choices since each person in the class will be doing something different and you may not get your first choice. Also, consider choices in different categories since I'm hoping the class will cover all the categories.
- On Wednesday, we will discuss our preliminary research and discuss possible projects. The project will be to create a simulation for the class that reproduces some of the physical effects of the drug you have chosen. We will talk more about what that may look like.
- In addition to the demonstration, students will create and produce a trifold brochure about their drug. This brochure will be edited by the class and then produced and distributed through the nurse's office at Twinfield.
- The demonstration and the brochure will be due Wednesday, November 13. Since these are class demonstrations, they must be on time to receive a grade--no late work. Also, since we'll be editing the brochure in class, these must be on time as well. Your demonstration will be scored on your ability to reproduce an effect or effects of the drug and your ability to explain the short- and long-term effects of the drug on a person's body and behavior. The brochure will be scored on the completeness and correctness of the material included and the effectiveness of the presentation. Students will have a chance to edit the brochures prior to final production and distribution, but the grade will be on the product brought to class on Wednesday.