Lesson Plan

Phineas Gage: Four Corners Discussion Strategy

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How far do your pupils think we should go in the name of science? Class members respond to questions relating to chapter three of Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science and then participate in a four corners discussion. Close with a final response to the big question.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • These questions, especially the two that relate more directly to Phineas Gage's story, could prove to be effective essay questions
Classroom Considerations
  • The final question may prove to be too controversial for a middle school classroom
  • Step-by-step instructions for this discussion style are included
  • The student worksheet is provided
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