Phineas Gage: “This I Believe” Venn Diagrams After Reading Strategy

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Difficulties with brain injuries still continue today. After reading Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science, class members read a series of modern personal essays about brain injuries and choose an essay to compare to Phineas Gage's story.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Take the assignment a step farther and have learners write a paragraph describing the similarities and differences after they complete the Venn diagram
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the essays linked in the resource cover sensitive topics that may prove to be troubling for pupils
Pros

  • See the materials for a Venn diagram that your learners can use
Cons

  • None