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Schoolteacher Now President of Peru

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read about the fourth president to be elected in Peru in five years. Pedro Castillo's rise to power is historic as he is a former schoolteacher who has never held public office. This lesson will inspire students to discuss the effects of the coronavirus on politics.

Vocabulary
  • obscure
  • upend
  • mentality
  • runoff
  • pit against
  • expulsion
  • money laundering
  • grievance
  • long-shot
  • write off
  • transparency
  • confiscate
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)