This lesson plan revolves around an article where the author argues that the definition of genocide should be changed. The primary focus is learning how to define words used in the article. There are several options for activities, class discussions, and assessments to make all students successful.
NOTE: The article is at a higher level, so please take this into consideration. The article is found on Newsela, which allows you to lower the level, but this could affect the activities. Also the format is set up to be completed in 2 days; however, if desired, you can expand it to 3 days and give students more time with the vocabulary words.