Agenda: Sept 26-30, 2016

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY w/Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Chapter 3 - Biological Bases of Behavior
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - The Story of Phineas Gage; The Neuron: Function & Purpose; Crash Course: Chemical Mind.
TUE - Study of disease to understand biology: MS, ALS, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease: Neuro-transmission is damaged, interrupted, or not functioning properly. Neurotransmitters. 
WED/THU - Intro Brain Sketch Project; Parts/Functions of the Brain; The Teen Brain; Crash Course: The Brain
FRI -  Brain Scans; Nervous System & Endocrine System Compared

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON MONDAY
Quiz on Monday, Oct. 3 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
TEST on Wed/Thur Oct 5/6 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes & YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
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Monday, Sept 26, 2016
Quote: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Targets: Part I - Biological Bases of Behavior - TARGETS
Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission? 

Major points to understand:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission

AGENDA:
1. DO NOW: Why do we study disease, dysfunction, and disorder to learn about how our body works?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Curious Case of Phineas Gage

3. Crash Course Psychology #3 - The Chemical Mind 
BAHHHHHH! Did I scare you? What exactly happens when we get scared? How does our brain make our body react? Just what are Neurotransmitters? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us to the simplest part of the complex system of our brains and nervous systems; The Neuron.
Students will take notes; Duez will pause throughout to explain important points.

ASSIGNMENTS:
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON MONDAY
Quiz on Monday, Oct. 3 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
TEST on Wed/Thur Oct 5/6 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes & YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
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Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016
Quote: "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway

Targets: 
Part I - Biological Bases of Behavior - TARGETS

Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission? 

Major points to understand:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission

AGENDA:
1. DO NOWWhat is a neuron? How does it function? Draw out the diagram on the board of a neuron (much like the one below after the assignments)

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: MS, ALS, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease: Neuro-transmission is damaged, interrupted, or not functioning properly. What is a Neurotransmitters - and how do they function?

3. Students will read the article & discuss: What Does MS Feel Like? by Julie Stachowiak, Ph.D.

ASSIGNMENTS:
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON MONDAY
Quiz on Monday, Oct. 3 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
TEST on Wed/Thur Oct 5/6 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes & YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
__________________________________________
Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016 & Thursday, Sept 29, 2016
Quote: "To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." - Socrates

Targets: 
Part I - Biological Bases of Behavior - TARGETS

Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission? 

Major points to understand:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission

AGENDA:
1. DO NOW: Students will pick up the Brain Sketch Project - Read it over and after attendance; Duez will explain. It is due on Monday of next week. 

2. Notes, Video, DiscussionParts/Functions of the Brain; Endocrine System compared to Nervous System. Also, the Teen Brain (with video)

3.  Crash Course Psychology #4 - The Brain 
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, we get to meet the brain. Hank talks us through the Central Nervous System, the ancestral structures of the brain, the limbic system, and new structures of the brain. Plus, what does Phineas Gage have to do with all of this? 
Students will take notes; Duez will pause & discuss important points throughout.

ASSIGNMENTS:
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON MONDAY
Quiz on Monday, Oct. 3 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
TEST on Wed/Thur Oct 5/6 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes & YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
"Astonishing!"
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Friday, Sept 30, 2016
Quote:  "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (1842 - 1910)

Targets: 
Part I - Biological Bases of Behavior - TARGETS

Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission? 

Major points to understand:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission

AGENDA:
1. DO NOW: What methods do we use to peer into the human brain? What different ways are they used?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Brain Imaging


3. Nervous System & Endocrine System Compared

ASSIGNMENTS:
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON MONDAY
Quiz on Monday, Oct. 3 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
TEST on Wed/Thur Oct 5/6 -- Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes & YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior