Developmental Psychology Lesson Plan Archive 2019-2020

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 1

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Describe the range of topics that are covered in an introductory psychology class.
  2. Define developmental psychology.
  3. Cite the goals and scientific basis of psychology.

Monday, September 2, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (28 Minute Classes on this Date w/Homeroom)

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Course Introduction:  Students will receive the course syllabus and begin going over the class rules and policies.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 9, 2019.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Course Introduction:  Students will finish going over the course syllabus and  class rules and policies.

Video:  Students will begin viewing “Cradle to Grave” as an introduction to the class.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 9, 2019.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  Students will finish viewing “Cradle to Grave” as an introduction to the class.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 9, 2019.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 2

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Describe the range of topics that are covered in an introductory psychology class.
  2. Define psychology.
  3. Cite the goals and scientific basis of psychology.
  4. Explain important trends in the history of psychology.
  5.  Identify various approaches to the study of psychology.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Due For Turn-In:  Course syllabus parent signature page.

Video:  Finish Cradle to Grave from Thursday’s class.

Walk n Talk Roundtable Discussion Questions:  - What is Psychology?”, “Why Study Psychology?”  “What is the purpose or goals of Psychology?", and “Where do you find psychologists?"

Video:  Start watching Discovering Psychology - "Past, Present, and Promise” with viewing guide. This will be reviewed and collected in class on Tuesday.(https://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/01/e01expand.html)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Video:  Finish Discovering Psychology - "Past, Present, and Promise” and go over the viewing guide. This will be reviewed and collected in class. (https://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/01/e01expand.html)

Activity:  Issue class textbooks.

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #1 - Read pages 7-13 in your text covering Chapter 1 Section 1entitled “Why Study Psychology?”  Complete Notebook Assignment #1 Questions 1-5 while reading this section.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers in complete sentences.  This is due on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #1

Notes:  Students will receive and go over the Unit 1 Part 1 Notes entitled Why Study Psychology?"

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #2 - Read pages 13-22 in your text covering Chapter 1 Section 2 entitled “A Brief History of Psychology?”  Complete Notebook Assignment #2 Questions 1-5 while reading this section.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers in complete sentences.  This is due on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Review:  Students will go over their answers for Notebook Assignment #1 in class.

Notes:  Students will receive and go over the Unit 1 Part 2 Notes entitled “A Brief History of Psychology”.

Assignment:  Read pages 24-28 of the text covering Chapter 1 Section 3 entitled “Psychology as a Profession”.  Students will have a chart worksheet to complete while reading this section.  This is due on Monday, September 16, 2019.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 3

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define what research is.
  2. Describe the process of psychological research.
  3. Name and describe the different types of psychological research.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment Review:  Students will go over their answers for Notebook Assignment #2 in class.

Assignment Review:  Students will go over their answers for Chapter 1 Section 3 Chart Worksheet covering Psychology As A Profession.

Video:  Discovering Psychology - Understanding Research” and go over the viewing guide. This will be reviewed and collected in class. (http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/02/e02expand.html)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #3- Read pages 35-41 in your text covering Chapter 2 Section 1 entitled “What Is Research?”  Complete Notebook Assignment #3 Questions 1-10 while reading this section.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers in complete sentences.  This is due on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #3

Notes:  Students will receive and go over the Unit 1 Part 4 Notes entitled “What Is Research?” (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #4 - Read pages 42-45 in your text covering Chapter 2 Section 2 entitled “Problems and Solutions in Research”  Complete Notebook Assignment #2 Questions 1-5 while reading this section.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers in complete sentences.  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - No School - Emergency Closure

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 4

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Summarize the methodological hazards of doing research.
  2. Examine experimental procedures psychologists use to avoid bias.
  3. Discuss ethics and experimentation.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Review:  Students will go over their answers for Notebook Assignment #3 in class.

Notes:  Students will receive and go over the Unit 2 Part 2 Notes entitled “Problems and Solutions in Research” .  (Blank Student Copy)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Notes:  Students will finish and go over the Unit 2 Part 2 Notes entitled “Problems and Solutions in Research” .  (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment Review:  Students will go over their answers for Notebook Assignment #4 in class.

Assignment:  Students will receive the Unit One test question bank.  Students will complete the questions as a class or individually in preparation for the Unit One test.  The test will consist of 30 randomly selected questions from the question bank.  The test will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule - Sub in Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Class Work Time:  Students will be given the class period to work on their Unit One question banks given during Tuesdays class.  Students will have a test covering this material on Thursday of this week.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Test:  Unit One Test - “What is Psychology?” and “Understanding Research”.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 5

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define developmental psychology.
  2. Describe the physical and perceptual development of newborns and children.
  3. Discuss the development of language.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Activity:  Notebook Quiz #1

Video:  “The Human Spark - Becoming Us” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6po1BpE9Rs4&t=8s)

Test Make-Up:  Students who were absent from class last Thursday will make up their tests covering Unit One - “What is Psychology?"

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Test Review:  Return and go over the Unit One test covering What is Psychology?  This was taken in class on Thursday of last week.

Video Completion:  “The Human Spark - Becoming Us” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6po1BpE9Rs4&t=8s)

Activity:  Child Development Milestones Timeline - Cut/Paste Group Activity

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #5  Read pages 61-68 of the textbook entitled Physical, Perceptual, and Language Development.  This is due on Thursday of this week. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #5

Video:  “The Human Spark - So Human So Chimp” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smODYrjeVms)

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 6

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define developmental psychology.
  2. Describe the physical and perceptual development of newborns and children.
  3. Discuss the development of language.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  Finish the last 5 minutes of “The Human Spark - So Human So Chimp” from last Thursday’s class.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smODYrjeVms)

Activity Review:  Milestones Timeline

Notes:  Unit Two Part 1:  Physical, Perceptual, and Language Development (Blank Student Skelton Note Copy).  Students will go over parts I-V on this date.  This will cover I. Introduction, II. Nature vs. Nurture, III. Newborns, IV. Capacities of Newborns, and V. Physical Development and Maturation of Infants.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Video:  View the film "The Developing Child.  Students will have a guide to complete while viewing this film and this will be corrected in class.  (http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/05/e05expand.html)

Notes:  Unit Two Part 1:  Physical, Perceptual, and Language Development (Blank Student Skelton Note Copy)  Students will go over parts VI-VII. on this date.  This will cover VI. Perceptual Development and VII.  The Development of Language.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  “The Human Spark - “Brain Matters” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmAZqC49LTY)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - CONFERENCE DAY - NO SCHOOL

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