Fireside Chats Teacher's Guide: Volume 1

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Lesson Two: Dana Marlatt 165 Lesson Two: Dana Marlatt Activity: Hierarchy of Needs CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut: •Aboriginal Studies Grades 10-12 •Knowledge and Employability ELA10-4 •Career and Life Management •School Health Program, Grade 9 British Columbia and Yukon: •Contemporary Indigenous Studies Grade 12 •Career-Life Connections •E-Commerce 12 Ontario: •First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies Grades 9-12 •Career Studies 10 •Busines Studies 9,10 •Entrepreneurship 11,12 DURATION 1-2 Hours OVERVIEW Throughout this lesson, students will learn about human needs according to Maslow's hierarchy. Students will first engage in a stick-note activity where they will work in groups to brainstorm a list of human needs, working together to categorize them into groups. Next, students will hear from Indigenous role model, Dana Marlatt. Finally, students will learn more about Maslow's Hierarchy of needs and complete a worksheet outlining as many businesses and services that work to fulfil peoples' needs! MATERIALS •Sticky Notes •Computer/Projector/Internet Access •"Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" worksheet Business and Entrepreneurship ACTIVATE: STICKY NOTE ACTIVITY Hand out 3 sticky notes to each student. Pose the question "what are some examples of human needs". Allow students time to write their answers on the notes. Students should write one answer per note. Next, divide students into groups of five. In their groups, students should first share their answers. Once everyone has shared their answers, instruct groups to see if they can categorize the responses. Examples of human needs categories can include physical needs, emotional needs etc. Once groups have categorized all the responses into categories of their choice, ask each group to share the categories they came up with, and share the responses in each category. As groups are taking turns sharing their responses, write the categories on the board, leaving space for students to come put their sticky notes in the correct categories. Finally, have students come up to the board and place their sticky notes in the correct category. Lesson Plan

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