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Taking a Knee

Mini-Debates

High Int – Adv

In this lesson, students read about a controversial silent protest led by an NFL player. Students discuss patriotism and the right to protest peacefully. Useful expressions for debates are included.

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Vocabulary
  • oppression
  • platform
  • make headlines
  • rally
  • unpatriotic
  • divisive
  • free agent
  • collude
  • activism
  • grievance
  • fine
  • boycott
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion
  • debate
  • writing
  • critical thinking
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Sentence Stems for Debating(Reference)
  • Debate #1(Reference)
  • Debate #2(Reference)
  • Writing(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)