73 taking a knee

Taking a Knee

Mini-Debates
  • High Int – Adv
  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 6

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.

Lesson Audio
Lesson 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