ESL Globalization 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 plan will define globalization for ESL students. Students will be invited to find examples of globalization in their own lives by looking at where their products are made.

Lesson Objective

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

  • Define globalization.
  • Give examples of globalization in their own lives.

English Language Proficiency Standards


An ELL can participate in grade appropriate oral and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, responding to peer, audience, or reader comments and questions.

Time Length

One 45-minute class period


  • Large political world map
  • Small stickers (foil stars or colored dots work best)
  • Note paper
  • Sticky notes
  • Images of globalization

Lesson Instructions

  • Ask students what they think the word global means. Introduce the term globalization and its definition.
  • Show images of globalization. For example, an American chain restaurant or store in a foreign country. A perfect example would be an image of KFC/Pizza Hut right across the street from the Sphinx and pyramids.
  • Explain that globalization impacts all of our lives everyday and that they will be looking for examples of globalization in their classroom and/or homes.

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