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Depression (lesson)

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Students reveal their preconceptions about depression, then use G2C Online to learn about symptoms of the disorder, genes, and neurotransmitters associated with it, and challenges involved in diagnosis and treatment.
Transcript:
Students reveal their preconceptions about depression, then they visit G2C Online to learn about symptoms of the disorder, genes, and neurotransmitters associated with it, and challenges involved in diagnosis and treatment. Description of Activity In Part 1 of Depression—More Than Just Sad, students indicate whether they think statements about depression in an anticipation guide are true or false to expose their preconceptions. (Most of the statements are common myths about the mood disorder.) After completing anticipation guides, they explore G2C Online to find out if their preconceptions are correct or not. Finding information that reinforces or contradicts their answers, students record correct responses on their anticipation guides and note appropriate information about the concept. In Part 2A, students work in expert cooperative learning groups to develop answers to questions about depression at one level of organization (genes/biochemicals and cells/brain anatomy/ cognition/ environment). In Part 2B, they share their information in jigsaw groups in a round robin so everyone can learn across all levels.
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