Facebook Activity

Imagine if Sigmund Freud or Charles Darwin had a Facebook page. As part of a study of major historical figures in the field of psychology, class members are assigned a psychologist and design a mock Facebook page that includes such items as a profile, education, work history, theoretical approach, and friends.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide class members with a model of a Facebook page for a psychologist in your area
Classroom Considerations

  • Second in a sequence of three activities designed for high school psychology classes
  • The list contains the names of 22 historical figures; consider having pairs work together to create the Facebook page
Pros

  • The resource packet includes a list of noteworthy psychologists
  • A very modern twist to a research project
  • The activity aligns with the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula
Cons

  • None
Common Core