Actueel lesmateriaal voor lesmethodes Engels van Malmberg

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donderdag 27 november 2014


On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown was originally stopped for jaywalking. He and a friend, Dorian Johnson, had been walking in the middle of the street.

What happened next is unclear. The police account is different from that of eyewitnesses. The police say Brown was shot during a skirmish with the officer in question, whose name was kept anonymous for days after the shooting. Brown’s friend says the officer opened fire when the young men refused to move to the sidewalk. He says Brown’s hands were over his head when the officer fired. All agree that Brown was unarmed.

On November 24, 2014, a grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. This led to violent protests.

First read the assignment. Then watch the video.

  1. Complete the following sentence: "Two nights of protests have left dozens of businesses ...."

  2. How does Molly Rogers use her art?

  3. Write down the message Molly has painted on the boarding at Cathy's Kitchen.

  4. Jerome Jenkins explains why he had no choice but to reopen his diner Cathy's Kitchen. Repeat his explanation in your own words.

Extra words assignment
  1. Read the introduction to this post.

  2. Use a dictionary to find out what the underlined words mean.

  3. Explain what this quote means: "Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place."