Doodle notes are a new way to help students break down concepts and activate BOTH sides of their brains at the same time. This new approach increases engagement and retention by allowing students to color and doodle as they work. This approach is great for ELL/ESL/ENL students and visual learners of all ages.
After reviewing the definition of a fable, I showed students this episode of Winnie the Pooh and as they watched they had to diagnose each character with a mental disorder as well as provide evidence to support that diagnosis. You can either provide students with a list of disorders or have them brainstorm before getting started. After they finish the episode, they will also identify the moral of the story.
Connecting a childhood show to a serious topic such as mental disorders activates cross-curricular knowledge and fosters engagement. Your students will beg you to do more lessons like this one!