I Did WHAT?!? Alcohol, the Brain, and the Blackout

In this lesson, students will discuss the role of alcohol in popular youth culture and will learn about where alcohol comes from and how it affects the brain. Students will specifically examine why people sometimes blackout when they’ve had too much to drink.


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Lesson Plan

INTRO - Alcohol In Our Culture

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Lesson tags: Eleventh, Ninth, Pop Culture, Science, Tenth, Twelfth

Louis Miller

Louis is an educator, test-prep specialist as well as an internationally known musician. Louis currently works at Harlem Village Academies, where he assists in developing guided reading curriculum for underprivileged middle-schoolers struggling to catch up to their grade level. After spending some time teaching S.A.T. classes in public high schools, he was invited to join the National Academic Support Team at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, where he provided personalized, online teaching to students across the country.A proud native of New York City, he began his career as a professional drummer at age 15 while attending Stuyvesant High School in downtown Manhattan. After earning a J.D. from Fordham Law School in 2011, Louis spent six months drumming with “Consider the Source,” a world-touring instrumental trio based out of Brooklyn.