iMinds is a health education resource that seeks to maximize young people's drug literacy—the knowledge and skills they need to survive and thrive in a world where caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and other drug use is common. Building health literacy is one part of a comprehensive school health approach to addressing substance use (along with other behavioural health matters relevant to youth).

The easy-to-implement, 6-lesson modules have been designed to support BC Ministry of Education curricula but are adaptable to meet various educational needs. Available in both English and French, iMinds modules may be used in any Canadian classroom. Teacher feedback is welcome to inform our continuous development of the series.

Classroom learning resource modules

Grade 4 module
Grade 5 module
Grade 6 module
Grade 7 module
Grade 8 module
Grade 9 module
Grade 10 module

Other iMinds publications

English Language Arts 8

The Outsiders – an iMinds teacher's resource for using S. E. Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, to address drug literacy.

English Language Arts 9

Divergent – an iMinds teacher's resource for using Veronica Roth's dystopian novel, Divergent, to address drug literacy.

Listening to Sugar Man – an iMinds teacher's resource and a student handout that explore drug-related themes in the folk music of Sixto Rodriguez.

Lunch with Lenin – an  iMinds six-lesson module (including teachers guide and black-line masters) that explores how drugs touch the lives of children. Based on Deborah Ellis' multi-cultural collection of short stories.

The Many Wines – this iMinds teacher's resource and a student handout support the use of Rumi's famous poem to explore and build drug literacy.

English Language Arts 10