Talking Walls: A Cultural Field Trip Around the World

Lesson Plan Content
A motivational tool to engage students in solving problems is the use of lock boxes or break out boxes. In this lesson, students will read sections of the book Talking Walls by Margy Burns Knight and use information from the readings to answer questions. If their solution is correct,then they will unlock one of 4 locks on the box. When all of the locks are opened, students have learned about famous walls throughout the world and will gain a stamp for their passport. This activity has strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Karen Guerrero
Grade Range: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics