Sophie Scholl and the White Rose: a free downloadable lesson

Sophie Scholl lesson plan

A free downloadable lesson about Sophie Scholl, a young German girl who took the brave decision to stand up to the Nazis, during World War II. The lesson could be used to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, or at any other time of the year.

The lesson starts with a couple of lead-in discussion questions and then students watch a short trailer for a film about Sophie Scholl. Note that the film is in German with English subtitles. In this lesson the video is only used as a lead-in, the main input is in a reading text.

After watching the video, the students read the text to check their ideas. They then carry out an exam style note completion task, before matching some possibly unknown words in the text with their definitions.

The lesson is aimed at B2/C1 students.

To round up there is a final discussion task.

sophie scholl lesson plan

Download lesson plan PDF here: elt resourceful РSophie Scholl and The White Rose


Filed under Exploiting authentic reading materials, Exploiting authentic recordings and videos, Vocabulary

10 Responses to Sophie Scholl and the White Rose: a free downloadable lesson

  1. Toufik Tou

    Thanks! I am looking for lessons A1 /A2 . There aren’t many.

  2. Toufik Tou

    I think you overlooked to put the link to the lesson plan.

  3. Dedend Nelson-Court

    Hi Rachael, Looks like a great and though-provoking lesson. However the link to your download doesn’t seem to be working. Keep up the great work!

  4. Ana

    Hi Rachel,
    I can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful lessons you are sharing. Thanks a lot.

  5. Excellent choice of materials!

  6. Aldonka

    Thank you, I have learnt a lot thanks to this material! <3

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