Agenda: Week of Aug. 27 - Aug. 31, 2012

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Begin with the end in mind."
Learning Objectives:
Unit: Introduction to the Course, AP Expectations, What is Psychology?

Instructional Learning Activities:
1. DO NOW - Pick up a syllabus on the table. Read, mark, and write down any questions you have as Mr. Duez takes attendance.
2. Discuss course expectations and syllabus.
3. Discuss "What is Psychology?"

For Tuesday - students will get books from book room and begin reading chapter

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
TEKS: 1B, 1C, 15A

Quote: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi
Unit: Evolution of Psychology & Research in Psychology - Chp 1 & 2 of Weiten
Instructional Learning Activities:
DO NOW - Pick up a Target Sheet for Chapter 1 Weiten on table, read over it and mark it, write down any questions that you have.

1. Notes & Discussion: "What is Psychology? How did it develop and evolve?"
2. Video 1 from Annenberg Series: Understanding Psychology, 10 minute, with pauses for teacher discussion and explanation.
3. Students will pick up the reading for the socratic seminar on block day - "Nature vs. Nuture." Read, mark, and write question/summary for Friday's class.
Read Chapter 1 and 2 - Quiz


Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2012
Quote: “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
TEKS: 1a, 1b, 1c
Unit: Evolution of Psychology & Research in Psychology - Chp 1 & 2 of Weiten
How did Psychology develop and evolve?
Instructional Learning Activities:
DO NOW - What is the most appropriate way to understand human behavior - by studying what a person is thinking? Or observing a person's actions?
1. Notes & Discussion: "What is Psychology? How did it develop and evolve?"
2. Video (10 minutes) "The curious case of Phineas Gage"
3. Notes & Discussion: "How is research done in Psychology?" (Ch. 2 Weiten)


Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
Quote: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle
TEKS: 2a, 2b, 5a
Unit: Evolution of Psychology & Research in Psychology - Chp 1 & 2 of Weiten
What is Nature vs. Nuture?
Instructional Learning Activities:DO NOW - Review article "Nature vs. Nuture"
1. Students will be seated in a circle formation and discuss article.