Ch 24: Sleep & Other States of Consciousness Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sleep & Other States of Consciousness chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the many factors that influence a person's level of consciousness in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Sleep & Other States of Consciousness chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Introduction to states of consciousness Consciousness, unconscious mind, deliberate behaviors, automatic behaviors
Tuesday Sleeping and dreaming Biological rhythm, circadian rhythm, the five sleep stages, REM, activation-synthesis theory, dream interpretation, psychoanalytic theory
Wednesday Sleep disorders Sleep issues, acute insomnia, chronic insomnia, parasomnias, sudden infant death syndrome
Thursday Hypnosis and meditation Meditation, altered consciousness, alpha and theta brainwaves, suggestion, Freud
Friday Psychoactive drugs Stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, narcotics, tolerance, addiction, withdrawal

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: Sleep & Other States of Consciousness Lesson Plans
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States of Consciousness, Self-Awareness & the Unconscious Mind

1. States of Consciousness, Self-Awareness & the Unconscious Mind

Consciousness is your awareness of how and why you react to your surroundings. As you watch this video, you may realize that you pass through multiple states of consciousness during any given day.

What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

2. What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

What happens when you sleep? Why are dreams typically more intense as morning approaches? This lesson will guide you through the stages of the sleep cycle that make up a full night's rest.

Why Do We Sleep and Dream?

3. Why Do We Sleep and Dream?

The exact functions of sleeping and dreaming are unknown, but psychologists have attempted to interpret what happens and why when we sleep. In this lesson, you'll explore the importance of sleep and some of the more famous theories regarding why we dream.

Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

4. Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

Sleep is essential for mental and physical health. But what happens when there's a problem with your sleep? In this lesson, we'll examine some common sleep disorders, including insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and parasomnia.

Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

5. Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

How can you reach an altered state of consciousness without drugs? Meditation and hypnosis are two techniques that can promote a relaxed state of mind. Watch this video to learn the difference between the two and their possible effects.

What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

6. What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

How do psychoactive drugs alter cognitive states? In this lesson, you'll learn how these chemical compounds affect neurotransmitter functions as well as explore some factors that can affect the outcomes of drug use.

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