The Heroin Trail
Lesson Objectives
• To understand how international drug
dealers use geography!
The Heroin Trail p102
STICK YOUR MAP INTO
YOUR EXERCISE BOOKS
What countries are involved?
How could it stop?
Heroin across the world- in
Afghanistan
• Heroin is grown by poor farmers in
Afghanistan- they don’t earn enough
money to ...
There are six billion people in
the world.
The heroin business is worth
over six billion pounds!
Turn to p103 to find out ...
Heroin across the world- In
England
• In England the opium
is sold as heroin and
is injected or
smoked by drug-
takers.
• ...
The Heroin Trail- Complete the sheet!
• _______ in Afghanistan need money for their families.
• Farmers earn most money by...
Fight against Heroin trade
• Watch the Video to see what is being
done.
Hamid is the poppy farmer in
Afghanistan
• His 6 children were so weak they were
unable to help him farm wheat on his
farm...
Mr and Mrs Jameson are English
parents
• Mr and Mrs Jameson live in a wealthy village
near Torquay.
• They hadn’t seen the...
There are two sides of every
argument
• Poor farmers who work in Afghanistan
rely on farming opium poppies to make a
livin...
Newspaper Article
• Imagine you are a reporter for the
Newsround’s Press Pack and you have been
sent into Afghanistan to f...
HOMEWORK
• Finish off the newspaper report about
the Heroin Trail
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L6 the heroin trail

  1. 1. The Heroin Trail
  2. 2. Lesson Objectives • To understand how international drug dealers use geography!
  3. 3. The Heroin Trail p102 STICK YOUR MAP INTO YOUR EXERCISE BOOKS What countries are involved? How could it stop?
  4. 4. Heroin across the world- in Afghanistan • Heroin is grown by poor farmers in Afghanistan- they don’t earn enough money to feed their families by growing arable crops for food. • So many of the farmers now grow fields of opium poppies. • To get the money he visits his local drug dealer who gives him enough money to buy the poppy seeds to plant.
  5. 5. There are six billion people in the world. The heroin business is worth over six billion pounds! Turn to p103 to find out more
  6. 6. Heroin across the world- In England • In England the opium is sold as heroin and is injected or smoked by drug- takers. • It is an illegal drug and ruins lives
  7. 7. The Heroin Trail- Complete the sheet! • _______ in Afghanistan need money for their families. • Farmers earn most money by growing _____. • The local ____ trader gives farmers _____ and money. • The farmer plants poppy seeds instead of _____. • When the poppies are ready, white ______ is taken from them and sold to the trader for £30 a ____. • The liquid is turned into ________ and then to heroin. • The heroin is smuggled across the border to ____. • Two weeks later in ______, the heroin is sold for £20 000 a kilo. • Drug _______ spend £1000’s on heroin which ruins their life. • seeds wheat Iran farmers • kilo London opium liquid • addicts drug morphine
  8. 8. Fight against Heroin trade • Watch the Video to see what is being done.
  9. 9. Hamid is the poppy farmer in Afghanistan • His 6 children were so weak they were unable to help him farm wheat on his farm in Afghanistan. His wife died from malnutrition 3 months ago, she had used her food to feed their children. • Did he do the right thing in using the drug dealers money to farm opium?
  10. 10. Mr and Mrs Jameson are English parents • Mr and Mrs Jameson live in a wealthy village near Torquay. • They hadn’t seen their daughter for four years… • …until last week when they were asked to identify her body in their local hospital. • What happened to her in the four years?
  11. 11. There are two sides of every argument • Poor farmers who work in Afghanistan rely on farming opium poppies to make a living- or to stay alive. • Heroin addicts are ruining their lives by funding their habit by petty crime and ruining their health and future by taking the drug.
  12. 12. Newspaper Article • Imagine you are a reporter for the Newsround’s Press Pack and you have been sent into Afghanistan to find out more about the Heroin Trail. • Include interviews with locals (in UK and Afghanistan), what the living conditions are like and why people still grow it illegally. • Make it creative!
  13. 13. HOMEWORK • Finish off the newspaper report about the Heroin Trail

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