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A Silence that Speaks Volumes

Activity 3
WB p. 95

A Silence that Speaks Volumes

Group 1

Victory Salute, statue of the 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute by Rigo 23, 2005

Group 2

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, 2016

Each group is in charge of one picture and one video.

Using the picture and the video, sum up who these men were, and how their action became significant.

How do you feel about their action? Why?

Useful vocabulary: I find their action... It struck me because... It really put forward the... It really emphasized...
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Let's talk this out!

Share your findings and learn about the other documents.

What are the common points between these people? Justify your answer.

Was it an effective means to denounce the situation? Why or why not?

Useful vocabulary: I think / don’t think it was effective because... I find it highly thought-provoking since it... To my mind, there are better ways to...
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  • challenging (adj.)
  • be fed up with sthg. (exp.)
  • clenched fists (exp.)
  • take a knee (exp.)
  • activist (n.)
  • athlete (n.)
  • sit-in (n.)

Grammar in progress

Les pronoms relatifs

Un pronom relatif commence une proposition subordonnée relative. Il change en fonction de l’antécédent. Il peut être :
  • Sujet : MLK was a pastor who / that was also a civil rights activist.
  • Objet : The sit-in which / that I told you about took place in Greensboro, NC.
  • Possessif : C. Kaepernick is an African-American athlete whose protest gesture will be memorable.

Let’s learn!

Guess Who

Select one activist you have heard about in these documents. Then, describe them to your classmates without giving a name. Your classmates compete to guess who you are talking about.
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On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 2

Tweeting About Protest

Let’s use what you have learnt in and !

Find another silent gesture or set of lyrics that echoes these messages in denouncing inequality. Write a Twitter thread to express your feelings and reaction. Add a dedicated hashtag to your tweets.

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