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The Halifax Explosion

Historic Events

Low Int – Int

Teens & Adults

In this lesson, students read a short passage about a tragic event in Canadian history. Students learn the difference between primary and secondary sources and create a timeline of events.

  • maritime
  • disaster
  • collide
  • explosive (noun)
  • sailor
  • abandon
  • harbor
  • debris
  • collapse
  • tragic
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • timeline
  • grammar review
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Extra Information(Reference)
  • Comprehension A(True or False)
  • Comprehension B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Reference(Reference)
  • Reference Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)