Culture activities – Secondary & Upper-Secondary

Lesson Plan: Urbanization

Speaking, map-labelling and classification exercises introduce students to world population growth. Using key phrases and sentence starters, students write up what they have learnt.

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Lesson Plan: Charles Dickens

A worksheet about the life of the famous English author Charles Dickens, whose novels include Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist.

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Lesson Plan: Shakespeare

This Shakespearean webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on Shakespeare’s life, Romeo and Juliet, ’boy players’ and famous quotes from Shakespeare plays that we still use today.

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Lesson Plan: Three capital cities

In this lesson plan, students explore three European capital cities – Copenhagen, Lisbon and Prague – to learn about their history and famous landmarks. Working in groups, students match photographs and descriptions to the correct city, and read texts to match meanings to the appropriate word.

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Lesson Plan: Olympics

In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the history of the Olympic Games and the origin of popular sports.

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Lesson Plan: In the city

In this group activity, students learn about India’s capital city and then write a web page to promote the city of their choice.

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