Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Michael Jerald


This materials development project consists of information and lesson plans related to eight patriotic holidays in the United States. It is intended to be used by English as a Second Language teachers in intermediate classes. Each unit consists of background information on a specific holiday, a lesson plan which included culture and grammar points, and follow-up activities. Each lesson includes three objectives: a sociolinguistic/cultural objective, a linguistic objective, and an interpersonal objective, which deals with the atmosphere in which the learning takes place. Similar interpersonal objectives are stated in each lesson and emphasize the importance of a supportive, no-threatening learning atmosphere where students are encouraged to help each other instead of compete with each other.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development