Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate

Date: 09-23-10

Class theme/topics discussed:
Religious holidays

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It was Yom Kippur and I did knot know what was celebrated on that day. Two of my students are Jew, one is Catholic.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I asked them to prepare a presentation. We worked in groups. The two jewish kids made a presentation about their holidays and me and the other student made a list of catholic holidays.

How did students react?
They liked it and were interested in the other culture.

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
If you have students who have different religions then yes, otherwise it could be boring.