Purpose: To give learners cultural and historical information about the July 4th holiday. In addition, fireworks can be frightening for people who’ve fled war or other violent situations in their homelands. Understanding what fireworks are and what the holiday is about may help reduce stress or anxiety.
Purpose: to use real-life or authentic materials to help students learn new words; to show students how many words they already can read; to use visual clues to support comprehension; to practice prediction
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Materials: variety of cracker, cookie, and cereal boxes, copies of the handout; dictionaries
This lesson give learners cultural and historical information about the Thanksgiving holiday. This is also an opportunity to talk about Native Americans and how their lives were changed by the arrival of the first Europeans.