TOPSS — Unit Lesson Plans

TOPSS is pleased to produce unit lesson plans for high school psychology teachers. These lesson plans are five- to seven-day units that include a procedural timeline, a content outline, suggested resources and activities and references.

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Unit Lesson Plans

Teaching Modules

The units listed above cover main content areas within the introductory psychology course. The following unit lesson plans cover topics that may accompany the main content areas of a course. The Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychology unit and the Psychology of Sexual Orientation unit were both created in a modular format, to be used throughout the course.

Problem-Based Unit Plans

A problem-focused unit is one that takes a common problem facing society and uses it as a way to teach psychological content.

If you are interested in developing a unit lesson plan, please contact Emily Leary Chesnes or call (202) 572-3013.