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Louis Riel

Famous People


Teens & Adults

Students read a brief bio about Louis Riel, an important political figure in Canadian history. After vocabulary and comprehension tasks, students discuss treason.

This lesson covers the concepts of "treason" and "execution." Teacher discretion is advised.

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  • crisis
  • exile
  • elect
  • treason
  • execute
PDF Content
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Group Activity(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)