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June 14 - Flag Day

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Mary Grace Cavallaro

This short lesson aims at explaining the history and meaning of the US flag. It can also help creating a classroom discussion on patriotism.

Lesson plan

Class:

  • Level lower-intermediate/intermediate level.
  •  Age/ School: any Italian secondary school.

Prerequisites:

  • This lesson should be done after students study the American Revolution.
  • Additional information : they should have a minimum background regarding the English colonies, taxation, etc.

Lecture organisation:

  • Time: from 15 to 50 mins according to the liveliness of the conversation.
  • Additional tools needed: overhead projector/ PowerPoint.

NB: Suggested structure:

  • Introduction: set a context which may be historical .  
  • 1st part: Use a quotation or a visual and elicit information from students: what they think it means /what it represents historically, etc.
  • 2nd part: reading and comment: underline crucial aspects of the chosen text(s) / topic(s)
  • Conclusion

Texts:

  • Text(s) to be read in class: none

Objectives:  

  • This lesson aims at explaining the history and meaning of the US flag.
  • It can also help creating a classroom discussion on patriotism.
Attachments:
Download this file (FLAG DAY JUNE 14TH.ppt)Flag Day_Cavallaro.ppt[Scarica le slides della lezione in formato .ppt]731 kB
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