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Indigenous People – Simple Present & Past

In this lesson, students read three stories about Indigenous people (Maxwell Johnson, Josephine Mandamin, and Chantel Moore). Each story uses the simple present and past tenses. Students answer comprehension questions for each. More tasks are available in the digital version, including vocabulary practice, grammar review exercises, and discussion questions.

The third story in this lesson includes sensitive content about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • bank
  • basketball
  • settlement
  • suspicious
  • handcuffed
  • confused
  • fraud
  • apologized
  • elder
  • spiritual
  • organization
  • raise awareness
  • endangered
  • award
  • conservation
  • memory
  • police
  • racism
  • cyberbullying
  • wellness
  • knife
  • peace
  • healing
  • justice
Grammar
  • simple present
  • 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(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Grammar Preview B(Matching)
  • Story B(Reference)
  • Comprehension B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Practice B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview C(Matching)
  • Grammar Preview C(Matching)
  • Story C(Reference)
  • Comprehension C(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Practice C(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)