TWO AMAZING STORIES ABOUT BRAIN SCIENCE engage students in science and compassion.
PHINEAS GAGE, A GRUESOME BUT TRUE STORY ABOUT BRAIN SCIENCE by John Fleischman
THE GRADUATION OF JAKE MOON by Barbara Park
PHINEAS GAGE became a living model of a man who survived a horrific brain injury and revealed to doctors more than they had ever known about the brain.
If an explosion sent a steel rod through your head, would you be able to get up? Would you be able to walk and talk? Could you tell your doctor what happened to you? Amazingly, Phineas Gage did! But, could he make a complete recovery with a big hunk of his brain missing?
Through the unfolding, fascinating story of Phineas Gage's life after the accident, you will see the growth of doctors' understanding of the brain and how it works. Hold on to your seats as you get ready to see real, gruesome illustrations, too!
ACTIVITY GUIDE FOR PHINEAS GAGE: The 12-page Kids' Wings Study Guide for the nonfiction story of Phineas Gage comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in projection and printing. The unit includes:
An Anticipation Guide
A Readers Theater Introduction --A Boy Who Meets THE PARTS OF HIS BRAIN
Chapter Questions for Prediction / Confirmation
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Researching the Brain and Its Connections
and Answer Keys
THE GRADUATION OF JAKE MOON, the story of how Alzheimer's Disease threatens to destroy a family.
Skelly was like a father to Jake, so how will Jake’s life ever be the same after Skelly begins to lose his mind? Is Alzheimer’s disease a giant that will destroy the whole family or will medical science save the day? How important are courage and compassion to Jake and his family? How will Jake Moon graduate in two ways?
ACTIVITY GUIDE FOR THE GRADUATION OF JAKE MOON: The 12-page Kids' Wings Study Guide by master teacher Suzy Red comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in printing and projection. It includes:
Making Connections Chapter Questions
A Character Study
Multiple choice comprehension pages
The Discovery of Penicillin and comprehension questions
Future Goals in Medicine
Alzheimer's' Research Parts 1 and 2
Writing Prompts, and
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