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Holidays & Events


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

On June 19, 1865, Union army general Gordon Granger announced that all enslaved people in Texas were free. As Black Lives Matter supporters fought for civil rights, people began working to get Juneteenth (June 19th) recognized as an official holiday in the US. In June 2021, Juneteenth became an official federal holiday. Introduce your students to this historic event and holiday with this timely lesson.

  • enslaved
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Civil War
  • officially
  • Union
  • civil rights movement
  • decline
  • integrate
  • revival
  • federal
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • listening
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Vocabulary Review (Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)