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Siege at the US Capitol

In this lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read about a historic protest at the US Capitol that turned violent, resulting in a historic breach of the Capitol on the day representatives were gathered to certify the 2020 election results. This lesson includes video footage of the siege, which has been described by many as "domestic terrorism."

Vocabulary
  • reprehensible
  • insurrectionist
  • unfounded
  • siege
  • prevalent
  • designate
  • subvert
  • infringe on
  • hamper
  • impunity
  • unscathed
  • laud
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Reading Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Video(Reference)
  • Video Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)