El Salvador's Mega Prison

That's News to Me

Adv
Teens & Adults
Grades 6–12

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read about El Salvador's attempt to reduce crime with the opening of a mega prison. This lesson includes a video, comprehension and discussion questions, and a speaking task.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading
El Salvador
crime
prison
gang violence
human rights

Vocabulary

detainee
penitentiary
ominous
crackdown
indiscriminate
indictment
encapsulate
restrictive
extradite
homicide
incarceration
custody
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