The first session of grade 9 introduced or reminded students of the types of factors-individual, social, and environmental or cultural factors- that can influence their decisions regarding alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs. Many of the activities in the three learning themes of the grade 9 unit clearly gave students an opportunity to influence others. This final session asks the students to reflect on what they have learned about influencing factors from the previous learning themes and activities. It asks them to demonstrate what they have learned by reflecting on the way they can influence people.

By assigning the session's single activity, teachers have an opportunity to assess student progress and learning from the unit by students' responses to identifying their own influences or through the development of a rubric tailored by individual teachers for the activity.

A summary of the curriculum links, activity objectives, time and preparation required, and the necessary materials can be found by clicking
here or on the Outcomes link in this section.

3. See Appendix D for examples of assessment rubrics.