Letter from Birmingham Jail Teacher Resources
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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence
Young scholars study how the teachings of Mahandas K. Gandi influenced the philosophy of nonviolence that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught. They examine images and decide how this philosophy is relevant to everyday life.
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, January 28, 2010
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, young scholars respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
What Were They Thinking Then, What Are We Thinking Now?
Choosing an issue from a play or novel, researchers find two primary sources from different time periods to compare how people's views have changed. Many questions are listed to guide young writers. In the end, learners produce a PowerPoint showcasing their research.
The Battle of the Experts
Students view the "Smoking Gun" video as an illustration of someone claiming to be an expert who really is not one. They discuss the fact that some experts also come with biases and personal agendas. Students research experts from handouts using the Internet. They determine the bias their experts may have.
Nonviolent Protest Around the World
Twelfth graders complete research that exposes them to examples of nonviolent protest throughout the modern world. In this nonviolent protest research lesson, 12th graders discover information about signification nonviolent movements throughout the world. Students share their research through a digital story, formal presentation, or gallery walk.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Pupils explore the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Using the internet, they discover how the idea of Jim Crow kept African-Americans from gaining economic prosperity. They explain how an investment in human capital and a willingness to seek out new opportunities allowed for the African-American middle class to form.