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Same-Sex Marriage

Historic Events

Int – High Int

Students read about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was signed into law in the US in 1996 and ruled unconstitutional in 2013. The lesson also discusses how same-sex marriage became legal across the US. Students review reciprocal pronouns.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 4 pages
Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • grammar review task
  • discussion questions
Vocabulary
  • union
  • non-recognition
  • federal
  • bar
  • benefit
  • veteran
  • repeal
  • unconstitutional
  • milestone
  • vow
Grammar
  • reciprocal pronouns
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview A

  • Vocabulary Preview B

  • Read & Listen

  • Comprehension

  • Vocabulary Review

  • Grammar Review

  • Grammar Practice

  • Discussion