Our All About the UK lesson plan introduces students to the United Kingdom. At the very beginning, the lesson addresses the confusion between the UK and England, listing all the countries that belong to each the UK and Great Britain along with a map to enhance understanding. Major landmarks and attractions included in the lesson are the English Channel, Thames River, and the Edinburgh Castle among others. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to do research on and answer questions about the four countries of the UK, using their creativity to create a poster that they then present to the class, building their public speaking skills. Students are also asked to answer questions about the lesson material, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate the United Kingdom (UK) on a map, list some characteristics and facts about the region, and explain some of its history.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7