The Bermuda Triangle

Why have so many boats and planes disappeared in a certain part of the Atlantic Ocean over the years?¬†Was it a UFO? A giant sea creature? A hurricane? Your young learners will read all about the mysterious disappearances in our updated lesson on the¬†Bermuda Triangle! (more…)

Guess the Travel Memory: Word Cloud Game

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

This week’s Spotlight lesson plan is all about the Great Pyramid of Giza. Have your students traveled to interesting places? Do they enjoy learning about mysteries?

One way to have fun with mysteries is to have your students make word clouds about their vacations and travels. I play a word cloud guessing game with my online learners every time I go on a trip. We do this activity together on my teaching blog, but it can also be done in pairs or small groups in class with a printout or handmade word cloud. The best way to play this game is to demonstrate once (as the teacher) with your own travel memories. Your students will love getting to know you better by learning about a trip you took.

1. Brainstorm

Brainstorm about ten interesting memories from a trip you’ve taken. Look through your photographs for ideas.

2. Make a List

Write a word or two to represent each memory. It can be a noun, verb, adjective, or short phrase. (If you have pictures of these memories, bring them in to class!) I just returned from a trip to New York City. Here are my words. (more…)