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Viola Desmond

In this lesson, students read a brief biography about a Canadian civil rights activist. They learn vocabulary and practice expressing a strong refusal.

This lesson uses graphic imagery. Teacher discretion is advised.

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  • civil rights activist
  • salon
  • break down
  • repairs
  • balcony
  • refuse
  • drag
  • fine
  • injustice
  • apology
  • am not + -ing verb (refusing)
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • writing
  • comprehension questions
  • grammar
  • listening
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Question Formation(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Grammar Practice (Group Activity)(Reference)
  • Research(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)