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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.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 6 pages
Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion
  • debate
  • writing
  • critical thinking
Vocabulary
  • oppression
  • platform
  • make headlines
  • rally
  • unpatriotic
  • divisive
  • free agent
  • collude
  • activism
  • grievance
  • fine
  • boycott
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview A

  • Vocabulary Preview B

  • Read & Listen

  • Comprehension

  • Vocabulary Review

  • Discussion

  • Sentence Stems for Debating

  • Debate #1

  • Debate #2

  • Writing