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96. TED Talks: The Psychology of Evil

Activity Description

Screenshot of TEDTalks The Psychology of Evil page
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_the_psychology_of_evil#t-52581 (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
In this activity, students watch a Ted Talks video of Philip Zimbardo followed by a discussion and student essay. His premise is that heroes are ordinary people whose social action is extraordinary, who act when others are passive. The video does have some graphic photos of abuse; however, TED Talks has removed the most graphic images. The video is 23 minutes long. Be sure to preview the video to be sure it is appropriate for your students.

Philip Zimbardo is a well-known professor of psychology at Stanford University and has created a series of videos , on different psychological topics. Be sure to check out other videos found on his YouTube channel.

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
97. TED-Ed Lessons: Overcoming Obstacles

Activity Description

Overcoming Obstacles TED Ed
Source: TED Ed Overcoming obstacles - Steven Claunch (License: CC0/Public Domain)

TED-Ed is an online library of lessons as extensions of the inspirational TED videos. There are two types of lessons: those already created lessons and lessons you can create from any educational video on YouTube.

For this activity, students watch a video titled Overcoming Obstacles (above). They then write a summary of what they watched and how to apply it in their own lives.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
98. Test Prep Review: GED Science Practice Test

Activity Description

 
Screenshot of GED Test Prep website
Source: GED Practice Test Review page (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
This activity involves a GED Science practice test, which can be used as an in-class assessment, printed assessment without answers, or supplemental student resources following instruction. The site was originally set up for the 2002 GED; however, many of the modules are beneficial in preparing for 2014 GED. All assessments have answers and explanations. This is a commercial site and their intention is to sell their products; however, the practice tests are free.

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
99. The Free Dictionary by Farlex: Vocabulary Practice

Activity Description

The Free Dictionary
Source: The Free Dictionary (License: CC0/Public Domain)

Using this site, students will practice vocabulary by learning and using the word of the day, playing the spelling bee, and looking up two idioms and one acronym. Students can customize their page to include as many features as they like. Other features included in the side menu include a thesaurus, medical legal and financial dictionaries, acronyms, idioms, and encyclopedias.

This Web site is rich in possibilities. Beyond vocabulary practice the site offers a variety of dictionaries in various languages (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Russian and Turkish). There are games to play: Hangman, Spelling Bee, Words Within Words, Matching. There are also great sources of information: Article of the Day; In the News; This Day in History; Today's Holiday; Today's Birthday; and Quotation of the Day.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, AwD: Adults with Disabilities

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
100. The Psych Files: 5 Reasons Why You’re Addicted to Your Phone and What To Do About It

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The “Psych Files” provides information about human behavior and is of special interest to anyone studying psychology. In this activity, students listen to a podcast by Michael Britt titled “5 Reasons Why You’re Addicted to Your Phone and What To Do About It” in which he gives reasons drawn from psychological theories on how we learn. Students are then asked to share their thoughts about cell phone usage and what rules they would implement to help control their teenager’s use.

 

 

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation

Levels

All Levels
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.