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From the Ted Talk by Glenn Cantave: How augmented reality is changing activism

Unscramble the Blue Letters

If we are going to disrupt the nrvartaie, we have to start at the origin. Genocide, slavery and patriarchy started in the Americas with Christopher Columbus. Most people in the ueitnd satets know about his voyage of 1492. Fewer people know that an estimated 250,000 indigenous aarawks were wpied out within two years of his arrival. Even fewer people know that Columbus aimttded in a letter written to Doña Juana de la Torre that "nine and 10-year-old girls were in high dnaemd, and for girls of all ages a good price must be paid." Yet New York City's Columbus Circle has had him perched 76 feet high next to Central Park since 1892.

Open Cloze

If we are going to disrupt the _________, we have to start at the origin. Genocide, slavery and patriarchy started in the Americas with Christopher Columbus. Most people in the ______ ______ know about his voyage of 1492. Fewer people know that an estimated 250,000 indigenous _______ were _____ out within two years of his arrival. Even fewer people know that Columbus ________ in a letter written to Doña Juana de la Torre that "nine and 10-year-old girls were in high ______, and for girls of all ages a good price must be paid." Yet New York City's Columbus Circle has had him perched 76 feet high next to Central Park since 1892.

Solution

  1. admitted
  2. narrative
  3. wiped
  4. demand
  5. arawaks
  6. states
  7. united

Original Text

If we are going to disrupt the narrative, we have to start at the origin. Genocide, slavery and patriarchy started in the Americas with Christopher Columbus. Most people in the United States know about his voyage of 1492. Fewer people know that an estimated 250,000 indigenous Arawaks were wiped out within two years of his arrival. Even fewer people know that Columbus admitted in a letter written to Doña Juana de la Torre that "nine and 10-year-old girls were in high demand, and for girls of all ages a good price must be paid." Yet New York City's Columbus Circle has had him perched 76 feet high next to Central Park since 1892.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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colin kaepernick 3
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Important Words

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