This resource can be used for a Sociology or Psychology course. Page one includes general information about Emile Durkheim and his theory about the four types of suicide. Students can read and/or review this information on their own. There are a few guided discussion questions at the bottom, so that students can share their own reaction to Durkheim's theories and ideas about suicide.
On page two, they will apply their understanding of the four types of suicide and apply one of Durkheim's "types" to each suicide scenario. For each brief scenario, they will need to classify the type of suicide and write a sentence or two explaining why they made that classification.