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.
- Comic to print or display: Comic.
- Suggested Reading:
- The Brain is Kinda a Big Deal by Nick Seluk.
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