Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange



Grade 7

Grade 7 Manitoba Department of Education Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum


Code Outcome MAAW Activities
All SLOs Addictions Foundation of MB (AFM) The Basics Series (14 current, accurate facts sheets on a range of substances and related topics) The Basics Information Sheets

  • Alcohol
  • Binge Drinking
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine and Crack
  • Drugs and Sports
  • Ecstasy
  • Inhalants
  • LSD
  • Magic Mushrooms
  • Methamphetamine
  • PCP
  • Rohypnol
  • Smokeless Tobacco
  • Tobacco
K.5.7.D.1 Differentiate between the use and abuse (i.e., prescribed/unprescribed drugs; own medicine, someone else’s medication, correct/incorrect dosage, addiction…) of medicinal and non-medicinal substances. Fast facts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorderFast facts on inhalantsInhalant law activity – Grades 5 – 8Alcohol, other drugs and risk game
K.5.7.D.2 Explain different consequences, related to different variables (i.e., fair play, legalities, performance, medical, safety, and financial implications), of taking harmful and beneficial drugs or other substances. Smoking – Movies, fact or fictionMedia literacyFast facts on inhalantsInhalant law activity – Grades 5 – 8Marijuana fast facts

Marijuana fast facts – answers

Preventing FASD

Fast facts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fast facts on drugs and sports

Alcohol, other drugs and risk game

Addictions relay game

K.5.7.D.3 Identify the positive and negative social factors (i.e., influences of peers, families, role models, media, internet, celebrities, social occasions, parties, etc) that may influence avoidance and/or use of substances. How do I decide?Drug Awareness Ad ActivityInhalant law activity – grades 5 – 8Media literacy activitiesDrugs and sports – Grades 7 – 12 – Media

Smoking project exposure – movies – grades 5 – 7

Smoking – movies – fact or myth

Alcohol, other drugs and risk game

S.4.7.A.4 Apply conflict resolution strategies to different scenarios. Gambling – what would you do?Alcohol, other drugs and risk
S.5.7.A.4 Apply decision-making/problem-solving strategies in case scenarios that focuses on substance use and abuse. How do I decide?Impaired driving activitiesDrugs and sports – Grades 6 – 8Alcohol, other drugs and riskDesign a cigarette package

Other Activities

  • Gambling – What would you do?
  • Personal identity activity
  • Design a smoking cigarette package
  • Gambling – The odds of winning