Tower of London ESL Lesson Plan

Instructor: Suzanne Rose

Suzanne has taught all levels PK-graduate school and has a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. She currently teachers literacy courses to preservice and inservice teachers.

Pack your bags for a trip across the pond! Through this lesson plan about the Tower of London, you can support your English Language Learners as they learn about this historic British landmark while practicing their written and spoken English in a variety of activities.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will:

  • Locate London on a map of England.
  • Research information about the Tower of London.
  • Develop a leaflet to inform others about one aspect of the Tower of London.
  • Present their leaflets orally.
  • Correctly identify and use vocabulary related to places, people and animals and objects in the Tower of London.


90-120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

ELP 9-12.1

ELLs will construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through grade-appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.

ELP 9-12.2

ELLs will participate in grade-appropriate oral and written exchange of information, ideas, analyses, responding to peer, audience or reader comments and questions.

ELP 9-12.3

ELLs will speak and write about grade-appropriate complex literary and informational texts and topics.

ELP 9-12.5

ELLs will conduct research and evaluate and communicate findings to answer questions or solve problems

Materials Needed

  • Projector or SMART Board
  • Online access
  • Computer access for students (including Publisher or similar software to create a leaflet)
  • Map of England
  • Vocabulary terms written on cards


  • Battlements
  • Crown jewels
  • Fortress
  • Fusilier Museum
  • Medieval palace
  • Ravens
  • Royal armouries
  • Royal beasts
  • Tower green and scaffold
  • Tower mint (Coins and Kings)
  • White Tower
  • Yeoman warders

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