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LA Riots

Students read about the 1992 LA riots. They discuss racial profiling and participate in a pair activity titled “What Would You Do?” Students paraphrase what they’ve learned by writing an obituary for Rodney King.

  • reckless
  • on parole
  • baton
  • bystander
  • excessive
  • acquitted
  • racial profiling
  • plea
  • federal
  • addiction
  • juror
  • poster child
  • brutality
PDF Content
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Vocabulary Review (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discuss & Respond(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Writing Task(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)