In this activity, students select two characters from a novel or film to analyze. As students read/watch, they find evidence of characters functioning at each level on Maslow's Hierarchy. As they find evidence, they fill in charts on their worksheet.
This activity is appropriate for high school-level Psychology, Social Studies, or English courses.
I use this activity with my Life Skills, Psychology, Social Studies, and Independent Study English students. I always provide a brief "mini-lecture" of Maslow's theory prior to the activity.
I have used this worksheet with the movies Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting. My students really enjoy this activity.
Color and black and white worksheets are included.
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