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ESL Politics Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson plan to introduce ESL students to the concept of politics. Students will discuss some basic ideas of politics and write about their own experiences.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define politics and other key terms.
  • Describe how politics affects them personally.

Length

30-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.B

Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.

Key Vocabulary

  • Politics
  • Government
  • Public welfare
  • Power

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