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Teaching Two crises convulse a nation: A pandemic and police violence

Two crises convulse a nation: A pandemic and police violence

Minneapolis residents said outrage and protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd were a result of a community being tested repeatedly in recent weeks by both police violence and the virus — and in ways that put America’s deep racial inequalities in stark relief.

By Jack Healy and Dionne Searcey
The New York Times

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are some reasons behind the protests happening in America?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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