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