Thursday, May 19, 2011

An Activity and A Song: The Freedom Riders and Katy Perry

It's been 50 years since the Freedom Rides, and American Experience on PBS has great resources to accompany their documentary on the subject (which is airing this month). There's a new activity that asks students to read a bit about the rides via an interactive feature on the website, and then listen for some vocabulary as they watch the trailer for the documentary.

The song takes a hit our students have already heard (many, many times!) and asks them to focus on verbs and their forms. There are some less frequently used verbs in this list, so it's a good vocabulary builder.

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