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Different World Maps and Australia


Moon Ki Cho


SKILLS: Speaking, listening, writing
TIME: 50 minutes
MATERIALS: upside down world map, Japan-centered world map, upside down Japan and Australia maps, magnets
OBJECTIVES: To learn about diversity in the world and some facts about Australia
LESSON BASED ON: NEW STAGE English Course II (Ikeda Shoten) LESSON 21 (pp. 106-108)




Time Teachers (JTE, ALT, Ts) Students (Ss) Skills
15 min Ts hand out the worksheets, ALT writes down the word “diversity” on the board, and Ts briefly cover aims of the lesson, Ts read a short dialogue from the textbook. Show 2 different kinds of world maps. Check the answers, ALT shows upside down maps of Japan and Australia, ALT explains NEWS directions. Make sure Ss are comfortable with the upside down directions. Check the answers Ss listen to Ts' explanation, Ss listen carefully and do the dictation using the word list, Ss guess what the maps are, Ss listen to ALT's explanation and fill out the upside down directions chart L, W, S
25 min Ts go over pronunciation of Australian cities, states, etc. on the map, Ts tell Ss where cities, states, etc. are located on the map. Check the answers, Ts explain northern and southern hemispheres and differences in seasons between Japan and Australia. Check the answers, Ts cover some facts about Australia such as population, size, capital, etc. Check the answers Ss listen carefully and take notes next to cities, states, etc. if needed, Ss fill out the map, Ss fill out the chart, Ss answer questions about Australia while listening to Ts L, W
10 min JTE asks Ss why there are different kinds of maps in the world such as upside down maps and Japan-centered world map, Ts explain how diversity affects the way people in the world think, Ts ask Ss if there are any questions, JTE covers next lesson's aims Ss say their opinions about differences in world maps, Ss listen carefully to Ts' explanation about “diversity”, Ss ask questions if any S, L





This lesson is based on a textbook lesson about world maps and Australia, but you can adapt it to work with other countries. It would be nice if the country is in the southern hemisphere because you can teach the differences from a country in the northern hemisphere, namely seasons. The main focus of the lesson is diversity in the world.




Worksheets and scripts for this lesson


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