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From the Ted Talk "Sydney Chaffee: How teachers can help kids find their political voices"

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Open Cloze

Apartheid itself didn't end until almost 20 years later, but the activism of those kids in Soweto profoundly changed the way the world ______ what was _________ in South Africa. News outlets all around the world published this photo of 13-year-old ______ Pieterson, who was one of the first people killed by police in Soweto, and it became nearly impossible to ______ the brutality of the _________ regime. In the months and the _____ that followed the Soweto uprising, more and more countries exerted political and economic pressure on the South African government to end apartheid, and it was largely due to the activism of those kids in ______.

Solution

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  2. soweto
  3. apartheid
  4. years
  5. ignore
  6. hector
  7. viewed

Original Text

Apartheid itself didn't end until almost 20 years later, but the activism of those kids in Soweto profoundly changed the way the world viewed what was happening in South Africa. News outlets all around the world published this photo of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, who was one of the first people killed by police in Soweto, and it became nearly impossible to ignore the brutality of the apartheid regime. In the months and the years that followed the Soweto uprising, more and more countries exerted political and economic pressure on the South African government to end apartheid, and it was largely due to the activism of those kids in Soweto.

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soweto uprising 4
kids learn 3
imagine schools 3
critical thinking 3

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