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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.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2 hours
  • 4 pages
Tasks
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Vocabulary
  • reckless
  • on parole
  • baton
  • bystander
  • excessive
  • acquitted
  • racial profiling
  • plea
  • federal
  • addiction
  • juror
  • poster child
  • brutality
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • True or False
  • Timeline
  • Vocabulary Review
  • Discuss & Respond
  • Writing Task