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This is Your Brain on Depression

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The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization based in New York dedicated to advancing neuroscience and society by supporting cross-disciplinary intersections such as neuroscience and ethics, law, policy, humanities, and arts.

The Dana Foundation provides scientifically-reviewed lesson plans, fact sheets, and puzzles that educators can use in classrooms, as well as links to more activities and neuroscience history from other brainy organizations.

This is Your Brain on Depression

This interactive lesson plan teaches students about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for teen depression. Students are split into two groups to research aspects of depression and then asked to present a poster with their findings to the class. They also create a pamphlet on teen depression as a homework assignment.

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