1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Languages
  4. English language learning
  5. Social issues
  6. Human rights
African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts

African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts focus on different aspects of Aferican American culture and events in African American history such as the abolitionist and post-abolitionist movement. The bundle also includes the bios of major African American visionaries and leaders. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, definitions matching exercises, word searches, classroom discussions and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Practice exam paper - Paper 2 AQA GCSE English Language , War Speeches

Practice exam paper - Paper 2 AQA GCSE English Language , War Speeches

This resource is a complete lesson with a complete mock exam for Paper 2 of the AQA English Language exam and enough material to fill a 3 hour session. It is designed to be a informal and supportive lesson to help students become more comfortable and confident in the lead up to mock and real exams, although it can be altered to be presented in a way which suits the individual teachers style or to be more formal in delivery. Based around two war speeches made by Winston Churchill and Chief Joseph this lesson examines to two sides of war made by two different war leaders from different eras, it allows the student to work in teams and as individuals with bite sized activities which help the student to focus and develop ideas around the materials, supporting the less able in the class to get up to speed but also allowing your more able to push further and develop insightful answers. As the theme is war, this lesson also allows room for embedding of deeper social issues. Hope it helps
namerased
Listening Comprehension - Remember the Titans (plus oral presentation project)

Listening Comprehension - Remember the Titans (plus oral presentation project)

*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Remember the Titans. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and vocabulary) and a long-answer section for 30 points (17 questions).  I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select and answer two of the proposed questions. You will also find an oral presentation project to get the students to acquire additional knowledge about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. This way the movie becomes an excellent pre-activity to a broader learning opportunity for students. Note: My personal way of using the oral presentation project is that I get students in pairs to work on the project and present to the rest of the class. I ask students to take notes because afterwards I give them a quiz on everything which was presented… not necessarily for a final “official” grade but a final “unofficial” assessment of who has acquired the most knowledge… students love the challenge of trying to beat their classmates and no stress about it showing up on their report card… I usually give a few bonus points to my first three pairs who got the most correct answers on the final quiz.
nadineinprague
Listening Comprehension - Remember the Titans

Listening Comprehension - Remember the Titans

*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Remember the Titans. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and vocabulary) and a long-answer section for 30 points (17 questions).  I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select and answer two of the proposed questions.
nadineinprague
IGCE: Passage to Africa Lessons

IGCE: Passage to Africa Lessons

Series of detailed lessons for Passage to Africa. Persuasive writing and context lessons: Students will act as 'Save the Children' and research into the issues affecting the lives of those in Somalia due to the war (research pack provided). They will then write a persuasive speech to the Prime Minister using the research that they have learnt. This can be taught over a series of lessons. Activities led to really interesting and insightful discussions, and students developed a more insightful understanding of the issues that affect their world :o) Nice idea to extend learning outside the classroom: - letters could be sent to the MP -speaking and listening activities -assembly presentations (A VARIATION OF THIS LESSON FOCUSING ON THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS CAN BE FOUND ON MY TES SHOP FOR FREE AND IS A TES RECOMMENDED LESSON) Descriptive Writing Lesson: - Quiz testing students understanding of language techniques - Stimulus (focusing on famine in Somalia) for creative writing with step-by-step success criteria - Example answer to help students write a successful response (THIS LESSON CAN BE FOUND FOR FREE ON MY TES SHOP FOR YOU TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF LESSONS YOU WILL RECEIVE) Analysis Lesson: -Lessons unpicking the language and structure of the text. Students will work together to identify key techniques and the effect of these. -Exam style question provided with step by step instructions on how to approach the question. Student example also given to help student write a more successful answer.
xxnats1989xx
Writing to Describe: Famine

Writing to Describe: Famine

A lesson that not only teaches students how to write using a variation of language techniques, but also to raise awareness of world issues. This lesson is accompanied by a series of lessons (reading and writing skills) for the IGCSE non-fiction text, 'Passage to Africa' which you will find on my TES shop. This lesson includes: - Quiz testing students understanding of techniques - Stimulus for creative writing with step-by-step success criteria - Example answer
xxnats1989xx
Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

Research task getting students to find key facts on the life of Nelson Mandela. Students are also given a famous quote from Mandela about education. They must make their own interpretations of this and write a PEE paragraph about it. Good activity/starter/homework to lead you into a more in depth discussion or tasks about Nelson Mandela
xxnats1989xx
Benjamin Zephaniah Reading Guide

Benjamin Zephaniah Reading Guide

This Resource Pack is based on Gangsta Rap and Refugee Boy, two novels by the author, performance poet and all-round teachers’ favourite. We know that you’re probably familiar with him already; you might even teach books by him as part of your KS3 curriculum – but this pack is designed to give you new ideas to support your planning, or to serve as a general introduction to the themes in his work. What’s more, it coincides with the publication of two beautiful new editions of both titles, showcasing how in today’s society Zephaniah’s voice is even more relevant, powerful and important than ever.
bloomsburykids