"I Have a Dream" Speech Teacher Resources
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A Peaceful Leader
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life and message is just as important today as it was in his lifetime. Introduce elementary learners to the movement for civil rights with a timeline of Dr. King's life, as well as comprehension...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Article II: The Executive Branch- We the People Constitution Tour
Learners discover how protests and political activism has had a direct effect on the President of the United States in this unique instructional approach to the executive branch of government.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Land, Liberty and the Struggle for the American Dream
Students investigate equality by reading a historical fiction book in class. In this civil rights lesson, students read the story Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry with their classmates and define the Jim Crow Laws that kept blacks...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement
Students investigate who Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. were. They study the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Each student designs through pictures and/or words how they make a better place.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Understanding Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third graders explore civil rights by researching the late Dr. King. In this African American leader instructional activity, 3rd graders read the book Martin's Big Words which explore the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s...
3rd Social Studies & History
Black History Month - Past to Present
Students complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Integration of Education and American Society
How did the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1950s transform American society and politics? Why are American schools integrated today? Class members explore these essential questions by examining a series of primary and secondary...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr.: What Did He Do? Why Does It Matter?
Young historians examine the work of Martin Luther King Jr. by reading and answering questions about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Albany Movement, the Birmingham and Chicago campaigns, and the Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 20
The March on Washington takes center stage in the discussion of chapter 15 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X; however, class members are presented with an entirely different view of the march from ones they have previously studied....
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Birmingham, Fall 1963
Can any good come from acts of evil? The 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the eventual outcomes of the tragedy, are the focus of a lesson that asks groups to examine primary source documents...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
75 Summer Writing Prompts
Don't let your kids' writing skills get rusty over summer vacation! Hand out these writing prompts to keep the ideas and paragraphs coming. With a topic for each day of the summer, your class is sure to be ready for a brand new school year!
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Martin Luther King Jr. Who Is He?
Students describe MLk's leadership of the desegregation movement. Students discuss the meaning of non-violent revolution. Students identify the difference between their lives and those ofcitizens in 1963. Students write a short essay...
5th - 8th English Language Arts