All About the UK

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The lesson introduces students to the United Kingdom. At the very beginning the lesson addresses the confusion between the UK and England, listing all the countries that belong to each the UK and Great Britain along with a map to enhance understanding. A brief history of the UK mentions both the Picts and the Angles. Major landmarks and attractions included in the lesson are the English Channel, Thames River, and the Edinburgh Castle among others. This is one lesson in a series of lessons related to each of the seven continents, when students can “travel” around the world learning about other cultures and peoples. It’s is recommended student view one or more videos to enhance their “trips” to the continents.

All About the UK Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages All About the UK
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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The lesson introduces students to the United Kingdom. At the very beginning the lesson addresses the confusion between the UK and England, listing all the countries that belong to each the UK and Great Britain along with a map to enhance understanding. A brief history of the UK mentions both the Picts and the Angles. Major landmarks and attractions included in the lesson are the English Channel, Thames River, and the Edinburgh Castle among others. This is one lesson in a series of lessons related to each of the seven continents, when students can “travel” around the world learning about other cultures and peoples. It’s is recommended student view one or more videos to enhance their “trips” to the continents.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction:  

  1. Ask students: What is the same or different between the following places:  United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and London?  (Display a list.)
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Display a map of the United Kingdom and ask students to tell everything they know about the area.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce All About the United Kingdom.
  4. Distribute All About the UK content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity pages. Read and review the instructions.  Pair students.  Distribute colored pencils and allow access to the Internet or other resources for students to locate necessary information.  Give students sufficient time to complete the map and the report.  (You may allow students to choose a country, but ensure each is researched.)
  6. Once completed, students will share with another pair of students or with the class, correcting the map as necessary.
  7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.  Students correct the false statements.  Allow students to share their explanation about the name differences.
  9. In closing, ask students: If you had to move to the United Kingdom, what country would you choose and why? What country would you not want to move to and why?
  10. Allow for responses and discussion. Encourage students to be specific with their reasons for the choices.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7

Class Sessions (45 minutes): at least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies