Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange



Grade 9

Grade 9 Manitoba Department of Education Healthy Lifestyle 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.S1.D.1 Explain the meaning of addiction (i.e., gambling) and substance dependence, and the possible effects on self and/or others. Gambling – the odds of winning and house advantageGambling – know the differenceAddictions Relay GameAddictions Jeopardy Game And InstructionsAlcohol, other drugs and risk gameThe Amazing Addictions Race GameFast facts on inhalants

Levels of involvement

Tobacco Quiz

K.5.S1.D.2 Examine the use and abuse of substances and potential consequences on personal health and well-being. Fast facts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorderBinge drinkingDrinking & driving grades 5 – 12Drugs and drug abuse (risky behaviour)Levels of involvementSecond hand smokeTobacco quiz

Club drugs

Cocaine balancing act – The rush to crash

Marijuana fast facts

Marijuana fast facts – answers

Debating activities

Fast facts on inhalants

Addictions Relay Game

Addictions Jeopardy Game And instructions

The Amazing Addictions Race Game

K.5.S1.D.3 Identify community agencies and resources available to support the prevention of substance use and abuse. Healthy pregnancy (FASD activity 7)FASD factsGambling – what would you do?
S.5.S1.A.4 Apply problem-solving strategies to respond appropriately to issues related to substance use and/or abuse. Drinking & driving – grades 5 – 12Club drugsPreventing FASDHealthy Pregnancy (FASD activity 7)Second hand smoke
K.4.S1.A1 Examine personal strengths, values and strategies for achieving individual success and a positive self-image. Drugs and sports – MediaPersonal Identity activityPersonal Identity
K.4.S1.B.4 Identify examples of potentially dangerous situations and effective strategies for avoidance/refusal. Drugs and drug abuse – Risky behaviourClub drugsPreventing FASDAlcohol, other drugs and risk game
S.4.S1.A.2 Design, implement, and evaluate an action plan for making a decision based on personal values and beliefs related to physically active and healthy lifestyle practices. Personal identityPersonal identity activities
K.1.S1.C.4 Identify the impact on youth of unethical issues in sport as represented in the media. Drugs and sports – MediaMedia literacy – Grades 9 – 12
K.5.S1.E.1c Describe responsible behaviours for a healthy pregnancy. Healthy pregnancy (FASD activity 7)FASD facts

Other Activities

  • Alcohol awareness – peer helping roles – debating the issues
  • Alcohol – questions and answers
  • Design a smoking cigarette package
  • Disordered eating
  • Drug awareness ad activity
  • Drug chart activity
  • Families & feelings: growing up in an alcoholic family
  • Healthy alternatives