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Indigenous People – Simple Past

In this lesson, students read three true stories about Indigenous people in Canada (Tom Longboat, Richard Wagamese, and Thelma Chalifoux). Each story is told in the simple past. Students answer comprehension questions for each. More tasks are available in the digital version, including vocabulary practice, grammar review exercises, and discussion questions.

Vocabulary
  • runner
  • residential school
  • record
  • army
  • war
  • sibling
  • foster care
  • elder
  • novel
  • abuse
  • single
  • radio
  • senator
  • domestic violence
  • environment
Grammar
  • simple past
PDF Content
  • reading
  • comprehension
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Grammar Preview A(Matching)
  • Story A(Reference)
  • Comprehension A(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Practice A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Grammar Preview B(Matching)
  • Story B(Reference)
  • Comprehension B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Practice B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Preview C(Matching)
  • Grammar Preview C(Matching)
  • Story C(Reference)
  • Comprehension C(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Practice C(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)