and Sensitivity Issues
1 and 2: NONE
Activity 3: This experiment involves the use
of small volumes of ethanol, which is a combustible liquid. Appropriate safety
measures should be followed.
1. Alcohol use, pregnancy and birth defects are sensitive topics.
2. Alcohol use in our society is widespread.
is a disease that causes denial and shame.
4. Although it
is illegal for use by those under 18 in many states, some of your students may
5. It is possible that students in your class
may know someone who has alcohol-related problems.
6. In the
classroom it is important to avoid blame and shame and to focus, instead, on individual
responsibility and not on judging others.
7. It is important
to instill in students the need to respect one another’s points of view,
individual differences, and to treat one another with dignity, respect and kindness.