1. Students will be able to identify important landmarks and attractions in London, England.
2. Students will use the Internet to locate facts about famous London landmarks.
1. The teacher will introduce the lesson by asking students what they know about London. The class will fill out a KWL chart about London. They will only fill out the “Know”, and “Want to Know” Sections of the chart. The “Learned: section will be filled out after the investigation.
2. The teacher will then project the video, :London: Tour of the City” located below, to serve as a basic introduction to the lesson
3. The teacher will split the class into partners. Any method used to do this is acceptable but the teacher may want to create mixed ability partnerships. Each group of partners will be assigned a London landmark. There is a list of attractions on the linkable website below called London Pass.com.
4. The students will go to the London Pass site and research their landmark. They will record their answers on the “Landmarks of London” worksheet. When this is complete each pair of students will present their findings to the class. During the presentations the rest of the class can add new learning to the “learned” section of their KWL chart.
Perry, Joshua and Kerr, Emily. London Unlocked: A Guide Book for Kids. Factfinder Guides, 2011.
Sasek, Miroslav. This Is London. Universe, 2004.
London: Tour of the City
This lesson was developed by Robert McClelland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District.