ESP Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan contains activities for teachers to assign to students that teach them about extrasensory perception. Students will read about various types of ESP and identify examples of each.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define various types of ESP
  • Provide examples that describe types of ESP


This lesson will take approximately 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.


Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.


  • clairvoyance
  • extrasensory perception
  • mediumship
  • precognition
  • psychometry
  • retrocognition
  • telepathy

Lesson Instructions

Materials needed:

Activate prior knowledge by having students write a 5 minute quick write about everything they know about ESP.

Watch the lesson Extrasensory Perception: Definition, Types & Examples as a class. Pause at 1:36. Ask students the following question:

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