Unit 1: London

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Date: Saturday, 23 October 2021, 9:38 PM


1. Unit 1

Attached are activities for Unit 1. With these activities, students will practice listening and reading along with the words in an interactive game - The Great Fire of London. They will view and answer questions about a video - The Official London Duck Tour.

Click here to download Panorama Unit 1 activities for the 6th-grade document

Note: All the activities are suggestions. We suggest you spend a few minutes at the beginning and end of each session to ease into the activities. Make any adjustments and vary the Opening and Closing, if needed, to fit the levels of your students.

2. Begin Your Lesson

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Teacher and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.


·               Say: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Good afternoon, teacher!

·               “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·               “How are you? What’s new?”

o      I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               “How is your day?”

o      It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               “What time is it now?”

·               “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”


·               What's the weather today? 

o      It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy

·               “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

o      Yes!!

3. The Great Fire of London

Students play an interactive game in a small group. – The Great Fire of London

Link: http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

Use these vocabulary words in your discussion during/after you play the game.


exciting, city, different, problems, baker, fire, went, oven, quick, leave, build, stone, spread disease, tragedy, on fire, burning, wood, rows, destroy, bricks

4. The Official London Duck Tour

“Climb aboard one of London Duck Tours’ extraordinary yellow vehicles and enter the world of amphibious travel. It is much more exciting than just a typical sightseeing bus tour or river trip.”

Ask students: Would you like to ride the “Duck?” What do you think the most exciting part of the ride would be?


האם הייתם עולים על "הברווז"?‎

מה אתם חושבים שהולך להיות החלק הכי מסעיר?


Ask students: What do you think the word, amphibious, means based on what the vehicle does? What other things/animals do you know that are amphibious? i.e., frogs, alligators… 


על סמך הפעולות שהרכב עושה, מה אתם חושבים שהמילה amphibious אומרת? אילו עוד חיות או חפצים עושים פעולה דומה?

amphibious - definition from: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/amphibious



 UK  /æmˈfɪb.i.əs/ US /æmˈfɪb.i.əs/

-of or relating to a type of animal that lives both on land and in water: amphibious animals

-relating to vehicles that operate both on land and in water: amphibious vehicles/aircraft

an amphibious landing/attack (= from the sea onto the land)

5. Finish Your Lesson

Closing: Reflect on the lesson.

·   For younger students, ask one thing they liked about the lesson.

·   What new thing did they learn?

·   For older students, ask what was special about the lesson.

·   What is one question they still have?

·   What would they like to learn more about?

Say goodbye to students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Have a good day/afternoon…