Social Psychology Lesson Plan Archives - Semester Two 2018-2019

Weekly Calendar and Assignments

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 1

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Go over class policies and expectations.
  2. Introduce “Positive Psychology” and go over the semester project.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - MLK

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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

Activity: Students will be going over the course syllabus in class on this date.

Assignment:  Parent Signature Page of the Course Syllabus.  This is due on Monday of next week. (January 28, 2019)

Activity: Textbook Distribution

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - HOMEROOM SCHEDULE

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

Activity: Students will discuss the following questions in class in a roundtable activity:

  1. What is an instinct?  What is a skill?  What is the difference?
  2. What is the difference between “psychological illness” and “psychological wellness”?  Give examples of each of these.
  3. What is gratitude?  How have you shown gratitude?
  4. What are things you do to show kindness?
  5. How do you connect to your community?
  6. How do you play?
  7. How do you get “in the flow” (in the zone)?
  8. What new things have your tried or experienced lately?

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Video:  “Happy

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 2

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Introduce “Positive Psychology” and go over the semester project.
  2. Identify three ways of measuring test reliability.
  3. Identify the 3 items required for a standardized test to be fair and useful.
  4. Explain test standardization and how test validity is assessed.
  5. Explain the various views of intelligence.
  6. Identify two types of IQ tests.

Monday, January 28, 2019

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

Video:  Finish “Happy”

Assignment:  Final Exam/Semester Project - Happiness Project

Due For Turn-In:  Parent Signature Page of the Course Syllabus.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY

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

Video: Students will view Discovering Psychology: Testing and Intelligence and complete a video guide while viewing the film. (http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/16/e16expand.html)

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #1 (Assigned 1/29/18 )

Essay Question:  Using full and complete sentences write a narrative response telling about a time when you took a test that you felt was unfair.  Explain why you felt that the test was unfair and what would have been a more fair method of testing.  DO NOT IDENTIFY A TEACHER OR INSTRUCTOR’S NAME IN YOUR RESPONSE.  You are to focus on the test itself, not on the classroom teacher.  This is due on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - HOMEROOM SCHEDULE - NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY

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

Due For Turn-In: Notebook Assignment #1

Assignment:  Multiple Intelligences Test - Complete and turn in your results page.(http://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html)

Assignment: Notebook Assignment #2 - Read pages 343-347 (Characteristics of Psychological Tests) in your text.  This assignment is due on 1/31/19.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY

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

Notes:  Unit 2 Part 1 - Characteristics of Psychological Tests (Blank Student Note Sheet)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #2

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 3

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Introduce “Positive Psychology” and go over the semester project.
  2. Identify three ways of measuring test reliability.
  3. Identify the 3 items required for a standardized test to be fair and useful.
  4. Explain test standardization and how test validity is assessed.
  5. Explain the various views of intelligence.
  6. Identify two types of IQ tests.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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

Video: Students will view Discovering Psychology: Testing and Intelligence and complete a video guide while viewing the film. (http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/16/e16expand.html)

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #1 (Assigned 1/29/18 ) - Extended due to snow day.

Essay Question:  Using full and complete sentences write a narrative response telling about a time when you took a test that you felt was unfair.  Explain why you felt that the test was unfair and what would have been a more fair method of testing.  DO NOT IDENTIFY A TEACHER OR INSTRUCTOR’S NAME IN YOUR RESPONSE.  You are to focus on the test itself, not on the classroom teacher.  This is due on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

Due For Turn-In: Notebook Assignment #1

Assignment:  Multiple Intelligences Test - Complete and turn in your results page.(http://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html)  This will be discussed in class on Friday of this week.

Assignment: Notebook Assignment #2 - Read pages 343-347 (Characteristics of Psychological Tests) in your text.  This assignment is due on 2/6/19.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - HOMEROOM SCHEDULE

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

Assignment Review: Notebook Assignment #1

Notes:  Unit 2 Part 1 - Characteristics of Psychological Tests (Blank Student Note Sheet)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #2

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #3 - Read pages 348-357 entitled “Intelligence Testing”.  Students should complete Notebook Assignment #3 while reading this section.  This assignment is due on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Winter Weather Make-Up Day

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

Notes: Students will begin going over the Unit 2 Part 2 notes entitled “Intelligence Testing". (Blank Student Copy) Students will go over part I. Views of Intelligence and also discuss the results of the Multiple Intelligences Assessment taken in class last week.  

Activity: IQ Test Activity - How Smart Are You? - Due for turn-in at the end of the class period.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 4

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Introduce “Positive Psychology” and go over the semester project.
  2. Identify three ways of measuring test reliability.
  3. Identify the 3 items required for a standardized test to be fair and useful.
  4. Explain test standardization and how test validity is assessed.
  5. Explain the various views of intelligence.
  6. Identify two types of IQ tests.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Notes: Students will continue going over the Unit 2 Part 2 notes entitled “Intelligence Testing". (Blank Student Copy) Students will go over parts II. The Development of Achievement Tests, III. The Uses and Meaning of IQ Scores, and IV. Controversy Over IQ Scores.

Activity:  Return and go over How Smart Are You? from Monday’s class.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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

Video: Nova ScienceNow: "How Smart Can We Get?” with video guide.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - HOMEROOM SCHEDULE

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

Assignment Review: Notebook Assignment #3

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #4 - Read pages 359-362 of your textbook entitled “Measuring Achievement, Abilities, and Interests”.  This is due on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - NAEP Testing

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

Assignment: Students will be taking the NAEP Test during the period on this date.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 5

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify the most widely used aptitude tests, achivement tests, and interest tests.
  2. Explain the application of aptitude tests and interest tests
  3. Identify the most widely used personality tests.
  4. Describe the uses of personality tests.

Monday, February 18, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENT’S DAY

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

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

Video: Finish Nova ScienceNow: "How Smart Can We Get?” and go over the video guide.

Assignment Review: Notebook Assignment #3

Semester Project:  Progress Check #1

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 3 Notes entitled “Measuring Achievement, Abilities, and Interests". (Blank Student Copy)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #4

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - EXTENDED HOMEROOM SCHEDULE

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

Assignment: Students will complete an online personality test that will be discussed in Thursday's class.  Students should print a copy of their results for grading purposes and reflection.   https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #5 - Read pages 363-368 (Personality Testing) in your text.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 2/21/19.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - MID-QUARTER

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

Assignment Review: Notebook Assignment #4

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 4 Notes entitled “Personality Testing". (Blank Student Copy)

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 6

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify the most widely used aptitude tests, achivement tests, and interest tests.
  2. Explain the application of aptitude tests and interest tests
  3. Identify the most widely used personality tests.
  4. Describe the uses of personality tests.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews) - Part 3 on Facebook Story

Quiz Review:  Students will have Notebook Quiz #1 returned and reviewed in class.

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 3 Notes entitled “Measuring Achievement, Abilities, and Interests". (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #4

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews) - Part 4 on Facebook

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #5 - Read pages 363-368 (Personality Testing) in your text.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 2/21/19.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 4 Notes entitled “Personality Testing". (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment Review: Students will go over the online personality test that was taken in last Wednesday's class.  Students should have printed a copy of their results for grading purposes and reflection.   https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #5 - Read pages 363-368 (Personality Testing) in your text.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 2/21/19.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Assembly Schedule

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

Assignment Review: Notebook Assignment #5

Unit Review: Students will be completing a review of Psychological Testing.  Students will be taking a test on this material on Monday, March 11, 2019 following the Winter Break.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 7

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define personality.
  2. Describe the major purposes of personality theories.
  3. List the major schools of personality theory.

Monday, March 11, 2019

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

Assignment Completion Work Day:  Most students will be absent due to the State Music Competition.  Students will have the period to work on missing classwork and prepare for the Unit 2 Test covering Psychological Testing that will take place on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

Video:  "The Self” (25:00)(http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/15/e15expand.html)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

Test:  Students will be taking their Unit 2 Test covering Psychological Testing.

Discussion:  Introduce the next unit of study covering Personality Theories.  Task given will be to develop a definition of personality.

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #6 - Read pages 375-377 (Purposes of Personality Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/18/19.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

Video:  The Science of Personality (https://vimeo.com/108898780)

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 8

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Describe the major purposes of personality theories.
  2. List the major schools of personality theory.

Monday, March 18, 2019

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

Test Review:  Return and go over the Unit 2 tests on Psychological testing that were taken in class last Wednesday.

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #6 - (Purposes of Personality Theories)

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 5 Notes entitled “Purposes of Personality Theories". (Blank Student Copy)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #6 - (Purposes of Personality Theories)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #7 - Read pages 378-386 (Psychoanalytic Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/20/19.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

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

Notes: Students will begin going over the Unit 2 Part 6 Notes entitled “Psychoanalytic Theories". (Blank Student Copy)  Students will be going over parts I-III (I. Introduction, II. Sigmund Freud and the Unconscious, III. The Id, Ego, and Superego).

VideoBiography - Sigmund Freud: Analysis of a Mind

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #7 - Read pages 378-386 (Psychoanalytic Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/20/19.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

Video CompletionBiography - Sigmund Freud: Analysis of a Mind

Notes: Students will continue going over the Unit 2 Part 6 Notes entitled “Psychoanalytic Theories". (Blank Student Copy)  Students will be going over parts IV. covering Defense Mechanisms.

ActivityDefense Mechanism Identification Worksheet - Due at end of class.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 9

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Describe the major purposes of personality theories.
  2. List the major schools of personality theory.
  3. Explain Sigmund Freud’s structural concepts of personality.
  4. Describe Carl Jung’s theory of personality.
  5. Students will be able to identify Freud’s personality defense mechanisms.
  6. Describe Skinner’s theory of personality.
  7. Explain Bandura’s social cognitive theory of personality.

Monday, March 25, 2019

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

Activity ReviewDefense Mechanism Identification Worksheet - Assigned in class on 3/21/19.

Notes: Students will finish going over the Unit 2 Part 6 Notes entitled “Psychoanalytic Theories". (Blank Student Copy)  Students will be going over parts V. covering Evaluating Freud’s Contribution and VI. In Freud’s Footsteps.

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #8 - Read pages 387-390 (Learning Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/27/19.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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

Video:  Nurture: Is it Your Parents or Peers that Define Your Personality?  Do Parents Matter? (Approx. 49 min)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

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

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #7 - covering pages 378-386 (Psychoanalytic Theories) in your text.  This assignment was due on 3/20/19.

Notes:  Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 7 Notes entitled “Learning Theories”. (Blank Student Copy)  This will examine B.F. Skinner’s Behaviorism and Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory.

Activity:  Locus of Control Online Questionaire

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #8 - Read pages 387-390 (Learning Theories) in your text.  This assignment was assigned on 3/25/19.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Assembly Schedule - Gradebook Closes for Quarter 3 at 4pm.

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

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #8covering pages 387-390 (Learning Theories) in your text.  This assignment was due on 3/25/19.

Activity:  Semester Project Progress Check #2 and assignment of presentation dates.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 10

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Explain Abraham Maslow’s idea of self-actualization.
  2. Describe Carl Rogers’ view of human behavior.
  3. Describe George Kelly’s personal construct theory.

Monday, April 1, 2019

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

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #9  - Read pages 391-397 (Humanistic and Cognitive Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 4/2/19.  Students will be given the class period to work on this assignment.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - ACT Testing

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

Activity:  Review and go over the Locus of Control surveys that students completed in class last week and discuss its relationship to Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory.  (See page 389)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #9

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

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

Notes:  Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 8 Notes entitled “Humanistic and Cognitive Theories”. (Blank Student Copy)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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

Quiz:  Notebook Quiz #3

Assignment Review:  Review answers to Notebook Assignment #9 covering Humanistic and Cognitive Theories.

Assignment Review/Assignment:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Score responses and assign summary essay.  Due April 15, 2019.

Semester 2 Quarter 4 Week 1

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Explain the main features of trait personality.
  2. Describe Allport’s, Cattell’s, and Eysenck’s theories of personality.

Monday, April 8, 2019

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

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #10 - Read pages 398-403 (Trait Theories) in your text. Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 4/9/19.

Assignment Reminder:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Due April 15, 2019.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

Due For Possible Turn-In/Review: Notebook Assignment #10

Notes:  Students go over the Unit 2 Part 9 Notes entitled “Trait Theories”. (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment Reminder:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Due Monday, April 15, 2019.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Sub In Class

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

Unit Review:  Students will be given a copy of the Unit 2 - Personality Theories Exam Questions.  Students will have the class period to work on this assignment.  Students will be taking an exam on this material on Tuesday of next week. (April 16, 2019)

Assignment Reminder:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Due Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY

Semester 2 Quarter 4 Week 2

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define stress.
  2. Identify various sources of stress.
  3. Differentiate between the various types of conflict situations.

Monday, April 15, 2019

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

Unit Review:  Students will be given a copy of the Unit 2 - Personality Theories Exam Questions.  Students will have the class period to work on this assignment.  Students will be taking an exam on this material on Tuesday of this week. (April 16, 2019)  (This is a make-up date due to the snow day last week.)

Assignment Work Day:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Due April 17, 2019.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

Test:  Unit 2 - Personality Theories (This is a make-up date due to the snow day last week.)

Assignment Reminder:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Due Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

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

Due For Turn-In:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay

Unit Introduction:  Introduce Unit 4: Adjustment and Breakdown - Group Jigsaw answering the following questions:

  1. What things cause you stress?
  2. How do you know when you are under stress?
  3. What are strategies you use to deal with stress in your life?

Video: "Health, Mind, and Behavior”  (http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/23/e23expand.html)

Assignment: Happiness Project Progress Check #3 - Due Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #11 - Read pages 413-419 entitled “Sources of Stress” and complete Notebook Assignment #11 questions 1-8.  This is due on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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