Friday, March 28, 2014

Lesson Plan: Famous Landmarks

 by Natia Surguladze, Village Chianeti Public School English Language Teacher

Overall Objective: Students will be able to gain cultural knowledge of five famous landmarks around the world.

Language Objective: Students will comprehend the text and have oral practice on this topic.

Civic Education Objective: Ss will talk the icons of famous countries.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade: 7-8

Warm-up:topic introduction. Students name the famous landmarks around the world. (5 minutes)

Activity 1: Jigsaw reading. (20 minutes) Students are divided into four groups (A, B, C, D). Each group is given different text. They learn their text and become the “expert” of this text. After they read and memorize their text, rearrange group, so each group has representatives from each group (ABCD). They share their texts to each other. Finally, they get back to their own group as they were in the beginning. (Every A goes together, every B together, every C together, every D together)




Activity 2:Jeopardy Quiz Game for checking their knowledge (15 minutes)

Activity 3: Teacher shows students different landmarks of different countries with Powerpoint. They guess the place and call out the name. (5 minutes)

Homework:  Write about the famous place based on given questions.


  •            Where is this place?
  •      Why is it famous?
  •      When was it open?
  •      What important events happen there?
  •      What is the use of this place (tourist destination, shopping mall…)

 Resources

The Empire State Building

            The Empire State Building was designed by American Architect William Lamb. Construction began in March 1930, and it was officially open by the U.S. President Herbert Hoover in 1931. The building has 102 floors. It featured in some of Hollywood’s biggest films, including King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle. It got its name from the nickname of New York State and is the icon of New York.

           The Chocolate Museum/ Cologne, Germany

       The Chocolate museum is in Cologne, Germany. The Chocolate Museum will teach you everything about chocolate-from cocoa bean to candy bars. You’ll learn about chocolate’s 3 000-year history and discover how it was once used as money in South America. After you tour the museum, you will have free drink of rich, pure chocolate-perfect for those who love sweet.  

        The statue of liberty

One of the most famous statues in the world stands on the Liberty Island, in New York city. It is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States to celebrate 100 years of American independence. The statue of liberty is a woman who holds a torch and a tablet. It is a symbol of freedom and liberty.

Sydney Opera House

One of the most famous symbols of Sydney is the Sydney Opera House. . It is situated in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is white, and at its highest point, it is 67 meters high. What many people do not know is that it is the busiest performing arts center in the world. Every year, it has theater, musicals, opera, dance, and concerts. On average, it has 3000 events every year. Each year, two million people attend those events and 200,000 people take the tour of the Opera House. The Opera House has almost 1000 rooms, including five main auditoriums. It also has rehearsal rooms, restaurants, bars, dressing rooms, a library, etc.

London Eye

The London Eye is a large metal structure. It is also known as the Millennium Wheel and is one of the largest wheels in the world. It was opened in 2000. It is 135 meters high. The London Eye is a popular tourist destination. More than three million people visited it last year. It has 32 capsules which carry 25 passengers each. It is on the South Bank  of the Thames in the center of London

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