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Behavioral Sciences - Content Area Resources in Social Studies

Psychology

American Psychology Association Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools - Includes hundreds of resources for high school psychology teachers.

Iowa Teachers of Psychology - Includes links for psychology teachers.

Resource Manual for New Teachers of High School Psychology - The purpose of this document is to present new high school psychology teachers with some resources and helpful suggestions from teachers with many years of teaching experience.

TOPSS Lesson Plans - TOPSS provides unit lesson plans for high school psychology teachers. These lesson plans are 3-7 day units that include a procedural timeline, a content outline, suggested resources and activities.

Videos for Psychology Teachers - Videos and presentations provided by the American Psychological Association are great for high school psychology teachers who want to expand their knowledge.

American Psychological Association / TOPSS Listserv for Teachers - Join the TOPSS Listserv to be put on numerous different email lists.

TED Talks for Psychology Teachers - Psychology Teacher Network has a collection of Ted talks relating to psychology that take the classroom beyond the textbook.

Psychology Teacher Network Newsletter - The Psychology Teacher Network is a quarterly publication of the APA Education Directorate. PTN welcomes submissions of articles, descriptions of teaching activities and book reviews.

Sociology

Resources for High School Sociology - The ASA offers many resources to engage and excite students and to help launch the next generation of sociologists.

American Sociological Association Listserv for Teachers (bottom of page) - As a member of the high school sociology community, you can communicate with other sociology teachers through the High School Listserv. The Listserv is very active with teachers from all over the country sharing instruction ideas and discussing the best practices for engaging students with current events while tying in sociological instruction.