What Happens When You Have a Concussion?

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Ever had a concussion? Watch a video that explains the complicated dangers of concussions and how brain neurons are damaged during a concussion. Discover ways to heal the brain after a concussion and the long term effects of head trauma.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a psychology class when studying the brain
  • Flip the lesson, using the video and quiz as an out-of-class assignment before coming to class the next day to elaborate on the topic further
  • Spark discussions of class members' personal experiences of concussions
  • View the short documentary by the New York Times listed in the Dig Deeper section of the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Reviews a variety of sports to show how concussions can happen
Pros

  • Addresses common myths associated with concussions 
  • Brings attention to a common danger of playing sports, and provides ways to be safe while particiating in these activities
  • Great for a PE teacher or sports coach to show to their class or team
Cons

  • None