Phineas Gage: Personal Phrenology Chart During Reading Activity

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Phrenology, the belief that parts of your brain control certain aspects of your personality, is described in Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science. While we now know much more about the brain, learners use this idea as inspiration to create their own personal phrenology charts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite learners to take their charts a step further and fully illustrate them as a final project
  • Have pupils chart another character in order to analyze his or her development
Classroom Considerations
  • This is designed to be completed after pupils have read the section of the text that explains phrenology
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Comes with a worksheet to help pupils prepare for an reflect upon the activity
  • A model phrenology chart is provided
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