Freddie Gray & Baltimore Unrest: Using Op-Eds

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On April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray, a 25 year-old African American resident of Baltimore, MD, was arrested and injured while in police custody and he died a week later due to a severed spine. The city of Baltimore engaged in protests almost immediately. In this lesson, students will learn more about the case, read and analyze several op-eds about it and use what they learned to write their own argumentative essays with a specific point of view and evidence to support their positions.