What is depression? TedEd Youtube Guide


This Free What is depression? TedEd Youtube Guide is the first episode in the full 10 episode  Intro to Mental Health Awareness Playlist YouTube Guide here. Challenge students to analyze what depression is, including the difference between just feeling sad and having clinical depression. Discover the signs of depression, like feeling very sad for a long time, losing interest in fun activities, or having trouble sleeping and eating. Understand why it’s hard to figure out if someone has depression and how it can be treated with medicine, talking to a therapist, or sometimes other methods like electroconvulsive therapy. Think about how knowing more about depression can help you and others feel more supported and less alone.


Tips for using this What is depression? TedEd Youtube Guide in your classroom:

    • Print one, double-sided What is depression? TedEd Youtube Guide for each student
    • Preview the next question on the YouTube guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
    • Pause at the times designated on the YouTube guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers.
    • Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
    • If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the clip again for additional analysis.
    • On average, this YouTube guide will require about 15~20 minutes per episode

This .zip file includes:

    • An Answer Key w/ CCSS Alignment (PDF – 2 Pages)
    • A Student Movie Guide (PDF – 2 Pages)
    • A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (9 Slides)
    • Admin Movie Request, CCSS alignment, Permission Slip (2 Pages)

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    • Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    • Create an assignment for your students
    • If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments

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Get a feel for these movie guides and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

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