ESL British Culture Lesson Plan

Instructor: Mary Beth Burns

Mary Beth has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grade and has a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently an assistant principal.

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn about British culture. After direct instruction about different element of British culture, students will create an original brochure as a performance assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe various elements of British culture.
  • Synthesize information to create a brochure about British culture.


60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.


Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.


With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


  • Great Britain
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Queen
  • Pound
  • Pence
  • Fish and chips
  • Clotted cream
  • Cheers
  • Mate
  • Football


  • Blank paper
  • Crayons
  • Internet access
  • Printed photographs of the following:
    • Map of England
    • Queen of England
    • British pound and pence (or real ones if you have them)
    • Fish and chips
    • Clotted cream
    • English football game

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