ESL Thailand 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 exploration of Thailand's geography and culture. Students will learn about the religion, food, physical features, climate, and political features of Thailand.

Lesson Objective

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

  • Identify Thailand's political features on a map.
  • Draw conclusions about Thai culture from a variety of maps and artifacts.

Common Core Curriculum Standards


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


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Time Length

Two 45 minute class periods (three centers per day)


  • Physical and political maps of Thailand
  • Blank maps of Thailand
  • Student Atlases
  • Bamboo and palm fronds (live, dried, or photograph)
  • Thai food dish to sample
  • Paper cups or bowls and utensils
  • Thailand reflection sheet
  • Direction sheets for each center
  • Climate map puzzle
  • Physical feature name cards
  • Buddha statue
  • Copy of a Buddhist prayer
  • Buddhist prayer flags and prayer beads


  • Political Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Compass
  • Key/Legend
  • Buddhism

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