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Norman Bethune

Famous People

High Int

Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

Students read a brief bio about Canadian surgeon Norman Bethune. In addition to comprehension questions and a vocabulary review, they discuss the idea of public health care. Students also compare communism and capitalism.

  • innovation
  • blood transfusion
  • follow in one’s footsteps
  • stretcher
  • wounded
  • radical
  • artificially
  • collapse
  • communism
  • shock
  • sanitation
  • martyr
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(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)