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 use the pre-created comic panels to review brain terminology.
Know Before You Start: Students will need prior knowledge on what parts of the brain are called, how they operate and how each part makes an impact on social and emotional health. (See Lesson below for definitions.)
Hook: Discuss the parts of the 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” live.
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.
Closure: Ask students to reflect (either journal individually or aloud as a class) why knowing the parts of our brain and their roles are important for us as social and emotional learners, especially as we grow.
Differentiation: Print out flashcards for students and pre-teach definitions/functions.