Lost and Afraid- Teaching Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs-(Distance Learning Option)

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The Purposeful Pedagogy
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9th - 12th
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Is it just me or does anyone else struggle with teaching Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? After years of frustration trying to find a way for my students to connect the pyramid to actual real life concepts I came up with this activity.

Students will be in a scenario where they are given 1 million dollars to survive one month on a deserted island alone. They are given 40 various items to thens choose 15 to bring along. After picking their items, they will match their choices with a level on Maslow's Hierarchy.

I've had a lot of success with this activity and it actually generated a lot of great discussion as well.

*UPDATE** To help with the need for online resources, this download now contains an option for students to use a PDF that can be completed electronically.

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