PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Literature and Composition Level 4
Writing about Protest
March 8, 2002
Last class, we read the article, "A Courageous Stand,"
about a black athlete's gesture at the medal presentation for the 200
meter sprint in Mexico City in 1968.
His gesture (raising his fist in a black glove) was a symbolic
protest against the way black people are treated poorly around the world.
In Canada, people protest against many things: for example, high
taxes and other government decisions. Can you name other things we protest
against here, in Canada?
Today, we will discuss things you would protest, in Canada. How would
you peacefully protest? Your answers to these questions will help you to
plan your paragraph for this week's assignment.
This Week's Writing Assignment:
paragraphs are DUE Friday, March 15)
Write about something you feel strongly about. Explain why you would
want to protest against it in a short paragraph.
Suggest, in your paragraph, an effective way for you, and others like
you, to protest peacefully.
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