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ESL Australian Culture Lesson Plan

Instructor: Caitlin Ferraiolo Brady

Caitlin is a sixth grade geography teacher in Connecticut. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Techonology.

This lesson is an introduction to the culture of Australia. The lesson includes a background knowledge generation activity and a deeper exploration of several elements of Australian culture.

Lesson Objective

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify several of Australia's famous cultural elements.
  • Draw conclusions about Australia's culture from a variety of sources.

Common Core Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Time Length

One 45-minute class period

Materials

  • Bingo style Australian culture card (see below)
  • Medium sized rubber ball with questions about the lesson written on it
  • Note paper

Vocabulary

  • Aboriginal
  • Didgeridoo

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