Social Scientist Teacher Resources

Find Social Scientist lesson plans and worksheets
Showing 1 - 24 of 807 resources
Lesson Planet

Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
21 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
Lesson Planet

Social Scientists

For Students 9th - 12th
In this social scientist worksheet, students respond to 10 matching and short answer questions about the work of economists, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and political scientists.
5:31
Lesson Planet

How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Between 1957 and 1962, thousands of infants born in Canada, Great Britain, and Germany had serious deformities due to thalidomide, a drug marketed to pregnant women as a mild sleeping aid and to relieve pregnancy nausea. However, the...
Lesson Planet

My Life As A Social Scientist

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine different areas of social studies and tell classmates about what social scientists do. They work in small groups: each group member researches a different social science focus, then presents to the class.
Lesson Planet

George Washington Carver: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Using video clips along with primary and secondary documents, scholars analyze the life of George Washington Carver, one of America's best scientists and inventors. Class members then create music, posters, and skits about this amazing...
4:20
Lesson Planet

Social Interaction and the 'Bliss Molecule'

For Students 9th - 12th
Increased oxytocin helps people read facial expressions with greater accuracy. Video explores the way this hormone impacts social interactions and highlights the way scientists perform research to confirm the findings. Then the video...
3:36
Lesson Planet

The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Banneker

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to Benjamin Banneker, self-taught mathematician and scientist, with a short video that details some of the many accomplishments of the son of freed slaves and contemporary of Thomas Jefferson.
Lesson Planet

Cynthia Breazeal

For Students 5th - 12th
MIT Professor Cynthia Breazeal is a pioneer in the field of social robotics. Introduce your classes to this amazing woman with a colorful poster that details some of her many accomplishments.
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Is peace simply the absence of war, or is there more to the story? Young social scientists define peace in the second installment of a 15-part series. Groups work together to explore cultural concepts of peace and the peacemaking process...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

Maintaining Trusting Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What role does trust play in diffusing a tense situation? Young social scientists explore trust on a personal and global level during a lesson plan on peace and conflict. After participating in a trust sit, participants work in groups to...
Lesson Planet

Where to Draw the Line: Balancing Government Surveillance with the Fourth Amendment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The question of how to balance Fourth Amendment Rights with national security concerns becomes critical in an age of planned terrorist attacks, election interference, and fake news. Get young social scientists involved in the debate with...
8:12
Lesson Planet

MLK: Nonviolence is the Most Powerful Weapon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA short video interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides young social scientists with an opportunity to hear directly from King about his commitment to non-violent organized resistance and why he believed it is the most powerful...
Lesson Planet

Energy Pioneers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Which electricity pioneer made the largest contribution to where we are today? Pupils select a scientist or inventor to research and present to the class. From Celcius in 1701 to Ed Hammer in 1976, many scientists contributed to the...
4:08
Lesson Planet

Plants Use An Internet Made of Fungus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
If a tree is infected with bugs in a forest, can it warn the neighboring trees? Amazingly, this communication happens regularly. Scholars observe the phenomenon and learn how scientists discovered the way fungus works as a neural network...
Lesson Planet

Social Studies Wonders: An Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Help middle schoolers conduct Internet research and develop a working definition for the discipline of social studies. From a list of websites, they develop classification skills and differentiate between primary and secondary sources....
Lesson Planet

John Locke

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Philosopher John Locke's ideas about tabula rasa, natural rights, the social contract, and how these ideas influenced Thomas Jefferson are the focus of an information packet that also includes worksheets, games, and a writing prompt.
Lesson Planet

Social Studies Lesson Plans With Science Connections

For Teachers 6th - 9th
There are great social studies lesson plans that can help students make historical connections to science.
0:16
Lesson Planet

Ask a Scientist About Mummies

For Students 6th - 12th
Many are aware of the mummies found in the tombs of Egypt. But in addition to the mummified bodies of the ancient pharaohs like King Tut, archaeologists also found cat mummies, dog mummies, and alligator mummies. In a video interview,...
Lesson Planet

Leadership and Alexander Hamilton

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAlexander Hamilton serves as a model in a lesson plan that asks young political scientists to consider the strengths and weaknesses of six different leadership styles. They read a brief overview of Hamilton's activities before, during,...
8:52
Lesson Planet

How Unconscious Race Bias Affects Millennials

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
While millennials may consider themselves less prejudiced than previous generations, an interview with a scientist researching racial bias suggests that may not be the case. The short video demonstrates just how unconscious racial bias...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

See The Good Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists study all sorts of things. For example, studies show that it feels good to feel grateful. Feeling grateful also contributes to physical health and strengthen relationships. In the second activity about gratitude, class members...
Lesson Planet

Presidential Leadership and the Goal to Unify | America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewTraditionally, a United States President's Inaugural Address establishes the tone and vision for his presidency. It has stressed the goal to unify the country and bring the political parties together after what are often divisive...
Lesson Planet

Nuclear Scientists Project

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students explore nuclear scientists.  In this nuclear science research lesson, students choose a scientist who has contributed to nuclear theory, research his/her life and accomplishments, and write a paper. Students generate interview...

Browse by Subject


Social Scientist