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The Chilean Mine Accident

Historic Events

Low Int

About this printable lesson

On August 5, 2010, a copper-gold mine collapsed in Chile. Thirty-three miners were buried inside. Two weeks later, a drill reached the men. Would they really have to wait until Christmas to be rescued?

Lesson Materials

  • Est. time to teach:2 hours
  • Pages:5

In This Lesson

  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
  • chip away
  • elated
  • painstaking
  • high spirited
  • ordeal
  • scribe
  • probe
  • shaft
  • collapse
  • surface