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Activity 3
DIFFERENTIATION
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


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

1
Using the picture and the video, sum up who these men were, and how their action became significant.

2
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!
MEDIATION

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Share your findings and learn about the other documents.

3
What are the common points between these people? Justify your answer.

4
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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Toolbox

Toolbox
  • 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.

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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