The NOFAS Kindergarten through 12th Grade (K-12) FASD Education and Prevention Curriculum is an innovative, first-of-its-kind program that has been proven successful in classrooms across the United States. The curriculum is both educational and fun and consists of the following four modules:
Kindergarten through Second Grade
This module incorporates the children’s book, Karli and the Star of the Week. This colorfully illustrated story teaches youth to be tolerant and accepting of all individuals regardless of their capabilities or disabilities. Unit includes a storybook, lesson plan, and a CD-ROM with teacher background information, 30 minutes.
Third through Fifth Grade
This unit presents a healthy lifestyle model that teaches students to distinguish harmful substances from healthy substances, including the dangers that alcohol can have on a body. The lesson emphasizes healthy choices through the use of memory games and puzzles. Unit includes a lesson plan and a CD-ROM containing teacher background information and activity sheets, 45 minutes.
Sixth through Eighth Grade
This module introduces an anatomical learning approach with an emphasis on the physical affects that alcohol has on the brain. This is shown through the use of a CD-ROM and materials on how alcohol use affects brain development. Unit includes a lesson plan, and a CD-ROM with teacher background information and activity sheets, 45 minutes.
Ninth through Twelfth Grade
This student favorite and NOFAS exclusive includes excerpts from the popular television show Law & Order: SVU that will engage your students in decision-making discussions related to alcohol use and pregnancy. The lesson presents students with extensive information on FASD and the importance of avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. Unit includes a lesson plan, Law & Order: SVU excerpts, and a CD-ROM with teacher background information and activity sheets, 45 minutes.
The NOFAS K-12 Curriculum was developed by the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome with funding from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The material is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.