This lesson plan for older teenagers and adults at CEF level B1 and above looks at the symbolism and meaning of flags.
Author: 
Jill Hadfield

This lesson is topical for November as New Zealand is holding a referendum on choosing a new design for its flag. Students will discuss symbolism and meaning of flags, choose the design they like best and give reasons and design a new flag for their country. In part 2 they will consider issues around the referendum – is it democratic and why does New Zealand need a new flag? Is the expense justified?

Aims:

  • Students develop speaking fluency around the topic of flags

Age group:

Secondary and adults

Level:

CEF level B1+

Time:

50-60 minutes

Materials:

Student worksheets (download these below)

Downloads

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