New York City Lesson Plan


Key Vocabulary:

5 Boroughs of New York City
New York Sights
Times Square
Empire State Building
Central Park
Grand Central Terminal
Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
Wall Street
Financial District
Brooklyn Bridge

Goals / Aims:

1.Understand information about New York City.

2.Should be able to answer questions from the PowerPoint if asked.

3.The student will be informed about the history behind New York.


1.The student should know what the spikes on the Statue of Liberty stand for, as well as the torch.

2.If asked a question about any of the 5 boroughs or the sights they should be able to answer it.

3.The student will now be able to inform others about New York City and its history.

Materials and Aids:

Computers, Pencil/Pen and Paper


A. Introduction-

1.Listen carefully to the presentation.

2.Take notes if needed.

B. Development-

1.The presentation will have pictures to help the student understand the information better.

2.There will also be a video to help the students visualize.

C. Practice-

1.Quiz on the presentation, the students can work in groups of 2 if they wish.

D. Independent Practice-

1.There will be h/w assigned in reference to the information on the PowerPoint.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.An enlarged print out of the PowerPoint for my student who has ADD. This student will be able to take their time going through the PowerPoint so they will understand it better at their own pace.

2.Extended time on the Quiz will be granted if the child has an IEP.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.After the quiz I will review the information with the students to see who did good and who did not do so good. I will ask questions and if the student knows the answer they will raise their hand to answer.

G. Closure-

1.Good job everyone, you will get your quizzes back next class. Do your best on the h/w and I will see you next class. Have a good day.


Here is a copy of the grading scale that we will use to score this unit:

95-100% = A+
94-90% = A
89-85% = B+
84-80% = B
79-75% = C+
74-70% = C
69-65% = D
< 64% = F