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Teach Responsible Medicine Use and Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety with Updated Resources and a New Trivia Game!

Grade Level Grades 5-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan


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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety is a free, multimedia educational program designed to inform young people in grades 5-8 and their families about how to use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines safety and to encourage responsible behavior before young people start self-medicating.

An introductory classroom kit for grades 5-6 and 7-8 introduces students to how to read and use the Drug Facts label. The kit includes a lesson plan, student activity sheet, a letter-size version of the program's classroom poster to distribute as a reference tool, and a family letter in English and Spanish.

Visit the PROGRAM SITE for:

  • Five detailed teaching units, plus a bonus unit, that explore all facets of USFDA Drug Facts label and the importance of using and storing OTC medicine safely
  • Activities and handouts to help strengthen your students' skills as readers and writers of informational text
  • A new interactive trivia game! And a wide range of additional digital learning tools
  • Two wall posters that explain the Drug Facts label for grades 5-6 and 7-8
  • Family resources available in English and Spanish

Coming soon NEW podcast series with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)!

Made Possible By: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.



J&J OTCMS_Intro Teaching Kit_ Grades 5-8.pdf

Lesson Plan
September 14, 2022
5.0 MB
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