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Personality Traits Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christine Jarus

Christine has over twenty years of experience in education. She is certified in learning disabilities, behavior disorders, elementary education and high school communication arts. She also holds a principal certification and has obtained a doctorate degree in educational leadership.

Students love learning about themselves and others. This lesson plan will help you introduce the concept of personality traits to your students using the popular model the Big Five. Students will think about how specific behaviors fit within this model. During the lesson activity, they will get an opportunity to play celebrity therapist.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify the five factors of the Big Five Personality model
  • Analyze information in relation to each of the Big Five traits
  • Describe how we measure personality traits in general

Length

1.5 hours

Materials

  • Paper and pens
  • Celebrity articles
  • Copies of lesson quiz

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL11-12.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and information tasks.

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