Gambling … Eating Disorders ... Shopping … OH MY!!!
Created by: Amanda Faulk, Richmond Community College
About the Series:
This instructional lesson is part of NC-NET's Creating Integrated Instruction series of faculty-developed integrated projects. Participating community college faculty developed classroom-ready materials that:
- Integrate career and technical content and academic concepts—reinforcing both
- Use real-world scenarios to engage students and make content relevant
- Foster critical thinking, collaboration, and other skills valued by employers
- Encourage instructors to use active, authentic assessment techniques
This project explores the interconnectedness of addictions (e.g., gambling, food, shopping, Internet, and sex addictions) and facts concerning the uniqueness of each one. Students will specifically address two questions: Are addictions to video games, gambling, or shopping really like drug or alcohol addiction? Why is there no DSM-5 diagnosis for addictions such as sex and the Internet?
Two class periods
Appropriate Course(s) for Implementation:
- Substance Abuse
- Human Services
- Criminal Justice
Files for Instructors:
The materials to implement this project are self-contained within a single Microsoft Word file.
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