Sane in the Membrane
Research has demonstrated that the human brain does much better in the long term if it is exposed to activities such as brain teasers and logic puzzles. In fact, research has shown some of the benefits regarding such activities:
• Boosts brain activity
• Provides emotional satisfaction and sense of accomplishment
• Enhances memory and processing speed
• Helps slow the decline and reduce the risk for dementia
• Improves concentration
The human brain is no different than any other muscle in the human body. If an individual wants developed bicep muscles, they need to do arm curls with weights (i.e. an arm workout). Henceforth, if one wants to develop and maintain a healthy brain, it too must be allowed to exercise, which is the foundation of this guide.
Most of these activities within Sane in the Membrane incorporate material from the phenomenal video game, The Witness, by Jonathon Blow and the team at Thekla Inc. So, have fun and get ready for some head scratching!
See my blog entry "Witness" My Students Getting Smarter
This is the actual game. If one is interested, they could purchase and play the actual game.
This is the lesson guide I created (available on TPT), in relation to the video game.
This is the homeschool course (available through Outschool) I created where I teach the entire unit via video chat (i.e Zoom, Skype, etc.)
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