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This is a cultural and historical lesson about 10 different iconic Americans. It covers many topics in American history, including: slavery, the Civil War, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, and the Civil Rights Movement. Most of the iconic people in this lesson have a short video to accompany their segment, and there are about 15 key terms or potential vocabulary words I have highlighted in red throughout the lesson.
As a teacher in China, I have found that the students are pretty familiar with many of the people in the lesson, but there are a few (like Ali or Elvis) that most students have never heard of. It takes me over an hour to do this lesson properly, so I usually split it up over two meetings. Either way, feel free to tweak and twist it to find the best way that works for you, and as always, if you found this lesson useful be sure to check out some of the others at ESL In Asia. Cheers!