1. Topic-
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
2. Content-
-Content: A detailed explanation of Maslow's Theory will be provided. Then, students will have to connect quotes chosen from assigned readings (from Lost in Translation, by Eva Hoffman, and "Back, But not Home, by Maria Muriz) to Maslow's Theory.
-Key vocabulary words: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, self-actualization.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Understand Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
2.Understand the importance of the theory and how it connects to our life and/or society.
4. Objectives-
1.Students are able to distinguish and explain each level of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
2.Students can relate given quotes to a level from Maslow's Theory.
3.Students are engaged in understanding the theory and regard it as a significant theory in their lives.
5. Materials and Aids-
-A pen or pencil (something to write with).
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Explanation of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (the 5 levels).
2.Describe the importance of the theory.

B. Development-

1.Give a brief explanation on the plot of each story used (Lost in Translation and Back, But not Home)
2.Introduce 2-3 quotes from each reading.

C. Practice-

1.Give students 4-5 minutes to read the given quotes and connect them to the corresponding level on Maslow's Theory.
2.Students must explain how each quote is related to the chosen level on Maslow's Theory.

Checking for understanding-

Why is Maslow's Theory important? What does it show or say about our own life?


1.Briefly restate important points.
2.Ask students to give an experience from their life which connects to one of the levels of Maslow's Theory.
3.Give my own personal connection to Maslow's Theory.

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