Ch 6: ESL History Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Check out these simple and convenient ESL history lesson plan outlines to design a comprehensive and fun ESL history curriculum. You can use any computer or mobile device to access these lesson planning resources and supplemental teaching tools.

ESL History Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Simplify and streamline your ESL history lesson planning with these convenient teacher resources. Inside the chapter, you'll find easy-to-use lesson outlines that cover a variety of history topics, such as the Bill of Rights, its preamble and the Holocaust. These outlines make the planning process easy, and you'll be able to make sure your lessons cover important historical terms, figures, dates and events.

The chapter also includes supplemental lessons that you can share with your ESL class and use to prompt discussions. These teaching resources are accessible on any device that has an Internet connection, which helps you plan your ESL history lessons at school, at home or when you're on the go.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: These resources enable you to plan your ESL history lessons whenever it's convenient.
  • Learning objectives: Helps ensure that your ESL history lessons cover essential information.
  • Student comprehension: Provides lesson supplements that can strengthen your students' understanding of important ESL history topics.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning ESL history lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific ESL history topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your ESL history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related ESL history lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important ESL history concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant ESL history-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: ESL History Lesson Plans
ESL History Discussion Questions

1. ESL History Discussion Questions

History is a topic that goes beyond knowledge about past facts. It includes how those facts affects us in the present day, and this is why ESL students can have interesting discussions based on this premise.

ESL Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

2. ESL Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn about the Bill of Rights. Its overall purpose and individual amendments will be analyzed and described. The lesson will close out with a quick summarizing activity.

ESL Preamble Lesson Plan

3. ESL Preamble Lesson Plan

This lesson plan helps ESL students learn about the preamble to the United States Constitution by using question words to disassemble the preamble. Students work to break the preamble into more manageable segments.

ESL Holocaust Lesson Plan

4. ESL Holocaust Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn about the Holocaust. They will listen to a read aloud, orally respond to questions and write a description and reaction of a Holocaust photograph using appropriate vocabulary.

Teaching American History to ELL Students

5. Teaching American History to ELL Students

Are your ELL students struggling to understand American history? In this lesson, you will learn strategies, tactics and tools for teaching American history to your ELL students.

Jazz Lesson Plan for ESL Students

6. Jazz Lesson Plan for ESL Students

Attention all hep cats! This lesson plan will engage your English Language Learners in activities related to jazz and jazz slang, culminating in student research and presentations about famous jazz musicians.

Bill Of Rights ESL Lesson Plan

7. Bill Of Rights ESL Lesson Plan

What is the Bill of Rights and what does it mean to us as Americans? In this lesson, we will explore this important document and break each part down into pieces that your English language learners will appreciate and understand.

ESL Family Tree Lesson Plan

8. ESL Family Tree Lesson Plan

This lesson provides an overview of the structure of a family tree to use ESL (English as a Second Language) learners. Students will review the components of the family, discuss the structure, and learn about a family tree.

ESL Autobiography Lesson Plan

9. ESL Autobiography Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will listen to real examples of autobiographies. With graphic and interactive supports, they will plan, organize, and write their own autobiography after viewing a teacher model.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.