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Tearing Down Statues


High Int

In this lesson, students read about the toppling and removal of controversial statues sparked by the killing of George Floyd. Students discuss the purpose of monuments honoring historical figures. Useful expressions for debates are included.

  • controversial
  • brutality
  • oppression
  • median
  • congregate
  • topple
  • graffiti
  • cite
  • compassion
  • supremacist
  • Indigenous
  • vandalize
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • comprehension
  • vocabulary review
  • discussion
  • debate
  • critical thinking
  • useful expressions and transitions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Comprehension (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Sentence Stems for Debating(Reference)
  • Debate #1(Reference)
  • Debate #2(Reference)
  • Written Response(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)