Psychology Lesson Plans and
Psych Site Teacher's
Teaching tips, demos, and classroom activities. See their
for their other
High School Psychology Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans
Thirty chapters complete with lesson plans for each chapter. It
appears to be en entire course.
Teaching High School Psychology" Psychology Lessons and Ideas
A long list from My Town Tutors.
Welle's Wacky World of Psychology
Twelve lesson plans.
Psychology Lesson Plans
Ten lesson plans.
Prentice-Hall AP Psychology
Brief lesson plans corresponding to
the PH Psychology text.
Resources for teaching psychology from Saskatchewan
Education. See their
Curriculum Guides including
Psychology 20 and Psychology 30 which can be accesses from the right-side
Society for the
Teaching of Psychology - Teaching Resources
Many resources and instructional materials for a broad range of topics.
- Unit Lesson Plans
Units for high school on the topics of Obesity and Memory. Other
units are available only to
Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) members.
about Intellectual Disabilities/Mental Retardation: Ideas for
Two activities, complete with
handouts, that I use in my Exceptional
Learners class to teach
college students (mostly first and
about intellectual disabilities/mental retardation. I believe the
activities would also be appropriate for a high school psychology
Human Intelligence: Theories and
Twelve units developed by fellows
of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute,
some of which may be appropriate for
use in a high school psychology course.
Getting to Know Yourself: Developing
and Accessing Intrapersonal Intelligence
Among Early Adolescents
One unit from the above site.
Psychological Testing "What's Your IQ?"
A lesson plan for AP psychology in which students examine
different views of IQ testing.
Resources for teaching developmental psychology
including lesson plans on language development and moral reasoning.
Two lesson plans for a family studies course. See also
Building a Baby for a lesson plan for grades 6-8.
A high school lesson plan from the Discovery Education
in which students learn about the eight stages of human emotional and psychological development
described by psychologist Erik Erikson.
Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages
An activity I use in my Human Development class. It is appropriate for high school or college
A jigsaw cooperative learning activity I used in my class
for teaching about preschool children.
Learning and Memory
A 12th-grade unit including lessons on both classical and operant conditioning.
Use this YouTube video clip
in your lesson.
A classical conditioning simulation. Click on
for information on Ivan Pavlov and his salivating dogs.
An on-line tutorial in the basics of behaviorism. See also
Learning: Principals and Applications - "Talk to Animals"
A lesson plan from Glencoe Online.
Piaget's Cognitive Development: A WebQuest for Human
Grwoth and Development
A two-week, Web-based project appropriate for college-level
or perhaps AP psychology. See also
Discovering and Uncovering
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development: Discussion Activity
An activity I used in my Human Development class.
Experimentation in Psychology
A WebQuest for an introductory psychology course.
The Human Animal
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 in which students learn about body language, facial
expressions, and gestures.
A high school lesson plan in which students express
their creativity in
making their own Rorschach Inkblot Test. See
also Inkblot Spots
for a similar lesson plan.
Insanity Defense Pleas
A unit for 12th grade dealing with the
insanity defense plea. It includes a mock-trial activity.
Three Major Psychological Disorders
A 3-week unit for grade 12 on bipolar
disorder, schizophrenia, and multiple personalities. See
the menu on the right for week-by-week lesson plans.
Schizophrenia and Its Treatment: Movies in
A lesson plan using the film, "A Beautiful
A WebQuest and a worksheet.
Mental Health 1: Human Behavior
A high school lesson plan designed to
introduce students to the study of human behavior and to
develop their ideas about the importance of understanding mental
health. See also the two related lessons:
Mental Health 2
Mental Health 3.
An activity that helps students answer the questions, "Who
am I?" and "What Is Personality?
Cooperative Learning Activity
An activity I used in my Human Development class.
The Interpretation of Dreams
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 in which
students learn about Freudian theory. See also
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream,
Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, and
The Talking Cure for other lesson plans about
psychoanalytic theory, and see
Sigmund Freud - Life and Work,
Sigmund Freud Museum, and
Freud Page for more information on Freud.
Striking Out Stress: A "Gallery Walk"
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from education
World in which students learn about stress and how to cope
with its effects.
Theory/Philosophy of Teaching
Complete this rating scale to find out if your beliefs about learning are
consistent with those of behaviorism, cognitivism, or humanism.
An activity I use in my Educational Psychology class. See the Accompanying
document, Motivation: The Four Factors.
What Motivates You?
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from Scholastic. See the other
lesson plans from
Self-Control and Motivation
A brief lesson plan from Learning to Give.
Psychology and Mental Discipline
A concise overview of this historically important view
of human learning.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Not really an encyclopedia,
but rather a large, well-indexed
set of links. See also
for even more links and
for a psychology dictionary as well
as student activities and resources
An excellent site for information about the history
of psychology. See also
in the History of Psychology
(online documents) and
(people and ideas related to intelligence,
I.Q., and intelligence testing).
A slick, interactive site for children.
Psychological Society - Teaching Resources
A large and well organized
set of links to resources for teaching psychology.
The society for teaching
of psychology. See also National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.
A Skinner bibliography as well as information about
Skinner's contributions to psychology.
Jean Piaget Society
The Whole Brain Atlas
From Harvard Medical School. See also
12 design principles based on brain-based
Sociology Lesson Plans
If it's related to sociology,
this page has a link to it.
Introsocsite: Introduction to Sociology
Many lesson plans. See their other
Resources for Sociology Teachers including
Exercises and Resources by Unit.
Lesson Plans: Sociology
Many lesson plans from
Documentaries with a
Point of View by PBS.
"Sample lesson plans for Unit 1."
Crime and Punishment
Seven units developed by fellows
of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
covering topics in the theory and practice
of crime and punishment in contemporary
America from the standpoint of politics and
political theory. Four of these units deal with
juvenile justice/offenders and may be appropriate
for a high school sociology course.
An Invitation to Sociology - Social Relationships
A web activity lesson plan from Glencoe.
An elementary-grade lesson plan in which students.
A Sociological Tour through
Theory, data, methodology,
statistics, and a guide to writing a
sociology research paper.
Anthropology Lesson Plans and Resources
Anthropology - Teaching Activities
More than 20 lesson plans from Smithsonian Education.
Anthropology Online Lesson Plans
Twenty-four lesson plans from the Illinois State Museum.
Elementary School Lesson Plan: Anthropology
From the Oregon History Project.
Introduction to Culture
A high school lesson plan in pdf format
that helps students understand the concept of culture and
understand some of the differences between cultures.
Common Visions, Common Voices
A high school lesson plan from
of Collecting Information
A 3rd-grade lesson plan designed to help students
become aware of anthropology
and the methods used in collecting
An upper elementary lesson plan designed to help students
understand how to build
a picture of life so that when asked to put
together a time capsule they will
be able to do so and give reasons to support
the chosen items.
Discover Anthropology Glossary
Archaeology Lesson Plans and
Archaeology for the Public - Lesson Plans and Activities Contributed by the
Sixteen lesson plans for a variety of grade levels.
AIA Lesson Plans
Fifteen lesson plans from the
Archaeological Institute of America. See also
Plans: Simulated Digs.
Decoding the Past:
The Work of Archaeologists
An excellent 3-lesson
unit from the Smithsonian Institute.
Archaeology in the Classroom
Classroom activities for grade 6, also from the Smithsonian. See also
Introduction to Archaeology and Art Artifacts,
Random Strategies in Archaeology, and
Relative Dating in Archaeology.
Dig It!: Discovering Archaeology
A "resource packet" for teachers from Brown University.
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from
Archaeology for the Future
A 7th-grade lesson plan. See other similar lessons from
An elementary lesson plan.
Methods of Collecting Information
Learn to Think Like an Archaeologist
A 3rd-grade lesson plan using the
book I Can be an
Archaeologist by Robert Pickering.
A lesson plan for grades 6-8.
Ancient History Web Search.
Archeological Research Project
A performance-based assessment designed for a global