PowerPoint: A Little History to Set the Stage


Educators should download the PowerPoint file which contains Teacher Talking Points for each slide. 


1. This activity provides a script that teachers can use to initiate discussions about the history of tobacco, the tobacco industry, and tobacco control. Embedded within the scripted discussion are various ads or videos that could be shown to further make the points.


Materials Needed: Computer, Internet Access, Projector, "A Little History to Set the Stage" PowerPoint

Handout: None


Present the PowerPoint slideshow using the Teacher Talking Points in the notes section.  


Branching Out

Whether you have more teaching time or want to dive into similar topics to form a lesson, here are just a few options of other Toolkit curriculum items that you can use with this activity.


Discussion Guide

Students can have a conversation with a trusted adult about tobacco.


E-Cigarette Unit

Teach more curriculum on this topic. Click on the title/heading above.


This gives students an overview of tobacco, including the harms associated with using it.