Author - Lauren Kim
Category - Lesson Plans, Social Studies, Psychology
Lesson Plan Duration - 90 minute(s)
Grade Level - 9-12

Lesson Plan Description

In this lesson students will learn about the personality development.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will name 5 traits that are used to define personality, ID 2 factors that determine how your personality develops; describe what happens to your personality over a life time.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will name 5 traits that are used to define personality, ID 2 factors that determine how your personality develops; describe what happens to your personality over a life time.

Students will also learn the difference between Introvert and Extrovert personalities.

Procedures/Activities:

 

Activity 1

Build a character using 3 of the 5 traits.  Explain there personality and there life style based on the traits they have and the traits they lack.   This can be done in groups of 2-3 people.  

Use an example.   Each group will then present their character.

 

Activity 2

How personality forms:

In groups students will create a chart that shows how the personality is formed.  Heredity and Environment, plus the role of friend, family, and culture

 

Activity 3

Advocacy: Peer groups modeling behavior the impact on students personalities and behavior.  Agreeableness is a personality trait that is modeled every day but at different levels.  Students must think of specific actions they could take to model agreeableness.  Students can also make a list of actions that model disagreeableness.

 

 

Discussion: How does a teens search for identity might cause conflicts with family and cultural traditions?  There could be conflict about appearance or behavior.  Are teens that rebel trying to gain independence, fit in with their peer group or express their own sense of self.     

 

Materials/Equipment:

Paper, pencils, markers, pens, and a large piece of paper for the chart. Students will also need their text books.

 

Assessment Guidelines:

Students should demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts by giving examples of how peer groups impact a person's personality development.  They can do this through giving examples or journaling.