第二单元的话题是Heroes，第一课是Modern Heroes 现代英雄杨利伟，第二课围绕课题History Makers，涉及到历史人物Sun Yat-son，Mother Teresa，Thomas Eidson & Martin Luther King等人物，学习和复习描述相应人物及事件的词汇，集中训练听力，三个练习听有关Martin Luther King的生平及主要事迹，教会学生运用听力策略，完成课后练习，我还辅以“I Have a Dream”的演讲提高学生的兴趣及兴奋度，鼓励他们发表对创造历史的人物的看法和理由，谈论自己心目中的英雄。
Unit 2 Lesson 2 History Makers
1. To use some key words to describe four important history makers;
2. To express opinions and to agree or disagree with other people’s opinions；
3. To use listening strategies to get some main information about Martin Luther King from a radio program;
4. To talk about Martin Luther King using the words learned;
5. To practise sentence stress；
6. To discuss the meaning of “history maker”.
Teaching key points & difficulties:
1. To catch useful information from the listening material.
2. To communicate with others in English
Step 1 Preparation
1. Introduce objectives of the lesson.
2. Revision some key words in Lesson 2 to see if the meaning of these words can be guessed.
Step 2 Lead-in
1. Show some pictures of the 4 history makers and talk about them. How do you feel about them?
Show slides about information of Sun Yat-sen, Mother Teresa, Thomas Edison and Martin Luther King. （Enlarge the vocabulary “ambitious, farsighted, imaginative, persistent ”.）
2. Match the facts with the four figures. (P 24 Ex 1)
Sun Yat-sen led the 1911 revolution and founded the first Republic of China.
Mother Teresa worked to help poor people in India.
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the moving picture camera and many other things.
Martin Luther King fought for the rights of black people in the USA.
3. Draw a conclusion: The four figures make so important contributions to us that they will be recorded in people’s history. Their actions did much to advance society. They set examples to us. They are history makers.
Step 3 Listen to learn
1. How do we express agreement and disagreement?
Ask students to go through the key words, then read these words：
agree, think, you’re right, don’t agree, in my opinion, personally
2. Play the cassette for students to listen and fill in the blanks with the key words, completing the Function File. (P24 Exercise 2)
3. Check answers with the whole class.
Step 4 Listening
1. Read through the Listening Strategies with the students, preparing for Exercise 4.
2. Listen to the radio program about Martin Luther King, trying to get as much information as they can.
3. Students read through the sentences and predict what the answers are in Exercise 5.
4. Students listen to the cassette and see if their predictions are correct..
5. Check students’ answers and ask them to correct the false sentences.
Step 5 Speaking
1．Get students to give a short description about Martin Luther King according to some key word from the listening materials.
Born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, experienced racism, influenced by Gandhi’s ideas, struggled for equal rights, put in prison, organize a march, made a famous speech, won Nobel Peace Prize, killed
2．Give students time to talk about some famous people and voice their opinion. They take turns to choose a hero and ask and answer three questions about their hero. Encourage students to use an interview approach.
Step 6 Homework
1. P25: 7, 8 2. P68: Ex. 1, 2 P69: Ex. 5