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Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this African American history lesson, students compare and contrast the tactics employed by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 101 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?: Lesson Plan
Students explore the ideological and political development of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X through primary source documents. They identify the various personal, social, and political factors that influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 56 Downloads
What’s in a Name? Understanding Malcolm X
Learners study the life of Malcolm X. In this autobiography instructional activity, students read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, investigate and evaluate the time period of his life, and write an essay based on their reflections pertaining to his identity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 47 Downloads
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: the Book Versus the Movie
Students compare and contrast The Autobiography of Malcolm X to the film adaptation. In this Malcolm X activity, students take notes as they view the film adaptation. Students write a comparative analysis and discuss the life and significance of Malcolm X.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr. vs. Malcolm X
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the visions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In this African-American history lesson, 11th graders read speeches by each of the men and summarize the arguments made by each of them about promoting change for African-Americans.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 31 Downloads
City Desk with Malcolm X
Learners view a film about civil rights and the role Malcolm X played in the civil rights movement. They create a timeling about the events that occured from segregation to integration. They discuss discrimination as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Autobiography of Malcolm Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 12 Views 23 Downloads
Compare and contrast the ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle schoolers conduct research regarding civil rights and rhetorical strategies used in political speechs. They examine the strategies that both men employed to fight injustice.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Malcolm X and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 90 Downloads
Malcolm X and Race Relations
High schoolers read sections of Malcolm X's autobiography. In groups, they create a poster which highlights the events in his life and explains his philosophy on race relations. They present their poster to the class and answer any questions posed to them.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Great Speakers of the 20th Century
Analyze visual texts and describe, in writing, what makes them persuasive. Middle schoolers identify the use of persuasive appeals in formal speech writing, and analyze famous speeches from the 20th century. Use these speeches to focus on evaulating the speaker's argument.
8th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 42 Downloads
Langston Hughes' Poetry
Reflect upon the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance by looking at some of Langston Hughes' works. "I, Too" and "American Heartbreak" are mentioned, as well as work by Malcolm X and Smokey Robinson. Specific questions help guide discussion and reading of the poems.
11th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 26 Downloads
Civil Rights Leaders
Tenth graders investigate three American leaders from the Civil Rights Movement while they examine the early 1960's and the topic of racial equality. They listen to music from the era, read speeches, and look at images of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and John F.
10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
A Forum on Racism
Twelfth graders compare and contrast the work of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. For this racism lesson, 12th graders read The Autobiography of Malcolm X and discuss how Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. approached ending racism.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the Bullet?
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 124 Downloads
Six-Trait Writing Lesson Plan: Organization
Having a firm grasp on organization can help young authors write with purpose. Using this resource, they list the components of a narrative which include an introduction, body, and strong conclusion. They discuss how to implement these parts, and then identify those elements in an informational text on Malcolm X.
4th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 496 Downloads
Decisions That Changed Our Lives: A Look At the African American Quest for Freedom and Rights
Students are introduced to the goals of abolitionists throughout history. In groups, they use the internet to discover the purpose of the Underground Railroad and why there were bus boycotts in the 1960s. They compare and contrast the messages of King, Jr.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 Downloads