Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: Brain Term Review

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will review brain terminology.

Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with brain terminology.


  • Discuss the parts of the human brain and their functions.


  • Out loud or on paper, have students answer the questions found in the sample comic. (Answers below.)

  • When finished, have them create a comic to explain how that part of their brain supports them in their learning. 

  • Optional Activity: Print the comic to create brain terminology flash cards.


  • Panel 1: Regulates our reactions and emotions, it’s where our “primal brain” lives.
  • Panel 2: Stores and process memories and important facts.
  • Panel 3: Helps us focus, decide, analyze and reason.
  • Panel 4: Sends messages from your spinal cord and brain to help body functions.
  • Panel 5: Neurons send information throughout our brain; they help us form habits, beliefs and mindsets.


  • Ask students to reflect on why knowing the parts of our brain and their roles are important for us as social and emotional learners, especially as we grow.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Print out flashcards for students and pre-teach definitions and functions.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.


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