The Chicano Moratorium – Level 3

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Do you know of the Chicano Moratorium? Let’s learn more about this social movement. Use these words to talk to your co-workers, classmates, or new friends about this topic! Having conversations in English may be scary at first, but it is a great way to practice your English and get to know people better.

1. Watch the video:

2. Read the text

Thirty thousand Chicanos marched through the streets of East LA.
It was meant to be a peaceful, anti-war demonstration.
Mexican Americans who were just 10 percent of the population…
…Southwestern states were 20% of those killed in combat.
…next led a push for civil rights..
Latinos were being sent to the front lines.
So on August 29th, 1970, they decided to march…

Don’t be shy and practice saying these words and phrases to yourself, first. If you are meeting someone for the first time, introduce yourself.

This topic is only a suggestion. If talking to someone about social issues is hard to do, talk about something that is important to you or about something that interests you! It’s always easier to talk about something you are passionate about! Once the conversation is flowing, you’ll be surprised how much you have in common with people from different walks of life!

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