An Introduction to Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams

Ever wonder why you have that weird recurring dream? A short video explores Sigmund Freud's famous text The Interpretation of Dreams and discusses the ways everyday images and memories can impact one's dreams.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a psychology class when discussing the conscious and subconscious minds
  • Include as an introduction to a lesson on Freud and dreams
  • Compare the video's depiction of Freud's book to the text itself, or to another secondary source that discusses the interpretation of dreams
  • Have learners work on interpreting each others' dreams, focusing on the images and symbols their peers describe
Classroom Considerations

  • Starts with a short advertisement that you can skip
  • Refer to the publisher's website to find the full analysis
Pros

  • Uses a clear and concise example to illustrate Freud's point
  • Includes vivid animation to keep learners engaged
Cons

  • None