Intelligence Reed Gilbert March 1, 2012 Erin Mitchell
Paragraph Assessment of My Gardner’s Graph My highest multiple intelligence score was in the intrapersonal area(I scored 20). I agree with this conclusion because I have excellent self-awareness and am good at analyzing my strengths and weaknesses. I use myintrapersonal skills on a daily basis; doing things on my own gives meenjoyment and satisfaction. I also scored high in the visual/spatial area. Thisis true, too, because I like reading and writing, interpreting pictures, graphs,and paintings. My grandfather is an artist, and I enjoy discussing famousartists with him. The third area that I scored high in is the musical area. I playthe guitar every day and have believe I have a good grasp on rememberingsongs, a quality music smart people share.
Three Topics Enjoyed in Psych • Sensation• Neuroscience and Behavior • States of Consciousness
Sensation Activity based on Intrapersonal Intelligence• Psychology can be learned from nature. This lesson plan takes students out into a safe but wooded area (a park, for example.)• First, students will sit by themselves for one hour, gaining self-awareness on their senses of touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste as they relate to the environment.• Next, they will explore and focus on how our mind interprets what our senses detect.• Finally, while sitting outdoors, they will write a 4 pg. journal description of their experience, including 5 metaphors of how nature pertains to the sensations people feel in life.
Neuroscience and Behavior Activity based on Visual Intelligence• Psychology can be learned through art. This lesson plan requires that students visit the High Museum (or any museum in their local area).• First, students will tour the museum, looking for 5 pieces of artwork that they would like to interpret or analyze, and relate them to parts of the brain and behavior.• Next, they will create a visual representation such as a poster, drawing, or model describing in detail their interpretations of the 5 pieces. They should include vocabulary from the lesson plus identify brain areas they used to complete this assignment.
States of Consciousness Activity based on Musical Intelligence• Psychology can be learned through music. This lesson plan requires students to find 5 pieces of music that correspond to the five stages of the sleep cycle.• Students will then write a detailed description of why they chose the songs they did and how they relate to the sleep stages, paying careful attention to musical elements such as rhythm, musical patterns, tone, and instruments.• The second part of this activity involves composing a song that identifies and describes the major sleep disorders. It can be of any genre; rap, classical, pop, rock and roll, etc. The key is to have fun with it and be creative!