Using an Understanding of the Teenage Brain to Guide Instruction

Victoria Natland, History, Garinger High School

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


A primary objective of history teachers is to have the students make a
connection to the material, no matter how far in the past the event took place. When a connection is made, students are more likely to understand the significance of the topic and are more likely to remember it; not only for exams but long after they have had your class. The goal of this unit is to use an understanding of whole-brain instruction and the teenage brain to guide instruction to create a deeper connection to the material as well as increasing recall of the topic after it is initially taught.