Subbing in an economics classroom, I was once left without lesson plans. I checked online for emergency ideas and discovered that Nobel Foundation has free printable high school lessons and games on economics, as well as educational activities in all the Nobel Prize categories–medicine, science, physics, literature and humanitarian efforts. Here are free printable lesson plans based on the work of Nobel Prize winners.
The Nobel Prize crosses every geographic, political, social and racial boundary in the world. Winners of the prize called ‘Laureates’, hail from all over the globe. Past winners include Pablo Neruda, Pearl Buck, Desmond Tutu, Marconi, Enrico Fermi, William Golding, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Barack Obama, Elie Weisel, Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and many others.
The work of the Nobel laureates has improved lives in every aspect–medicine, economics, physics, literature, math and peace. They harnessed atomic power, discovered vitamins, worked to end tyranny and oppression, led the struggle for freedoms and justice, enriched lives with important literary works, shown us about DNA, just to list a few accomplishments. Who better to educate students than the world’s greatest thinkers in medicine, physics, chemistry, economics, literature and world peace?
The Nobel Prize website is non-profit. Each prize has its own site. You will find free high school lessons and educational games that are sophisticated, challenging, well-developed and fun to use. There are online simulations, games, free printable high school lessons and resources. You will find links to other significant resources.
On the Nobel Prize in Physics site, students can arrange a laser party and play laser challenge online. On the Nobel Prize in Economics page, plan your strategy to manage trade in an island nation using the Heckscher-Olin trade theory. Create a house using conductive polymers on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry site. Disarm nuclear weapons on the Nobel Prize for Peace pages. Explore medicine, using white blood cells to fight off infection on the Nobel Prize in medicine page. And on the Noble Prize in Literature page, quiz yourself on William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.”
You’ll find quizzes, challenges, games, free printable high school lessons and simulations based upon the work of different laureates. If you teach history, math, literature, chemistry, biology, physics, health, anatomy, social studies, economics or any branch of science, you’ll want to be sure to check out Nobel Prize for loads of quality high school lessons.