Scottish Culture Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson will help your students learn about Scottish culture and traditions. Students will read a text lesson, participate in group activities, and assess their understanding with a short quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the history and geography of Scotland
  • identify features of Scottish culture
  • explain some Scottish traditions

Length

This lesson will take 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

Materials Needed

  • Copies of the text lesson, one for each student
  • Copies of the printable worksheet, one for each student
  • Map of Europe
  • Slideshow that includes pictures of coat of arms, haggis, bagpipes, kilt, and Guy Fawkes mask
  • Clips of bagpipe music
  • Research materials

Vocabulary

  • bagpipe
  • clan
  • coat of arms
  • crest
  • dialect
  • haggis
  • kilt
  • motto

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