Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

All people have certain needs, but what are those needs and how important are they? In this lesson plan, students learn about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and create a collage to illustrate a specific need.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will:

  • Explain Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • Create a collage highlighting one of the needs in the hierarchy

Length

60-75 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.5

Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

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