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George Floyd Protests

Historic Events

Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

In this lesson, students read about George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on Memorial Day (2020). Students learn and review new vocabulary and discuss opinions about protests, racial discrimination, and police reform. They also do a small group research task. This lesson is free for non-members.

  • counterfeit
  • bystander
  • graphic
  • justice
  • custody
  • complicity
  • looting
  • vandalism
  • curfew
  • crack down (on)
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review
  • comprehension questions
  • reference
  • discussion
  • summarizing
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Verdict(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • The Language of Homicide(Reference)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Research (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)