Understanding Psychology

Chapter 6: Body and Behavior

Web Activity Lesson Plans

"Protect Your Brain"

Students have read about the brain and its essential role in coordinating movement and stimulating thinking and emotions. In this exercise, students will explore the symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury.

Lesson Description
Students will use information from these Web sites to research traumatic brain injury. Students will read about nerve cell damage and symptoms of traumatic brain injury. They will also be able to explore an interactive brain map that identifies the areas of the brain and the functions of each part. Students will also learn how they can protect themselves in their daily lives. Students will then apply this information by preparing an informational pamphlet that convinces readers to wear helmets while bicycling or skating.

Instructional Objectives
  1. Students will be able to identify the parts of the brain, the functions of those areas, and the problems that occur after injury to those areas.
  2. Students will be able to use this knowledge to prepare a pamphlet that convinces its audience to protect their brains by wearing helmets while bicycling or skating.
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