London Bridge Was Sold to the US!?

London Bridge is falling down—into Arizona? A short video clip explains the rise, fall, and re-building of one of the world's most popular bridges. Scholars investigate how people constructed and ultimately moved London Bridge to its current home in Arizona. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create five questions for students to answer while viewing the video
  • Print a photo of the old and new London Bridges and place them in the classroom during lesson
  • Extend the lesson by creating a new nursery rhyme about the bridge in Arizona
Classroom Considerations

  • Video contains advertisements prior to the actual clip 

  • Resource is excellent for audio and visual learners
  • Includes closed captioning if needed for those with audio difficulties 

  • Does not provide a lesson plan with the video clip