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In response to the police shooting of Mike Brown and the numerous protests and civil unrest that followed the shooting and grand jury decision, students were eager to learn about what was going on in St. Louis and Ferguson. Students saw boarded up windows walking to class. Some were afraid and not sure of their safety. They were encouraged to talk to staff about their fears and general personal safety lessons were also reviewed.The following is a story based on what was in the news. Suggested activities include: showing videos and news pictures from the web. Circle key words.Alphabetize key words.Ask students “What’s number 3?, 5?” Etc. Students can also do this in pairs.Worksheet of questions about the story. Students can also read these in pairs when completed.True false worksheet.Cloze of part of the story.Multi-level dictation of the story.Matching pictures to key words.Discussion about civil rights history, racism, police, safety.