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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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Grade 10, ELA, Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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A Job Fit for a King—Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The third Monday in January marks the day that we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he left behind. His leadership and commitment to the civil rights movement will never be forgotten. Celebrate his achievements,...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
From Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali, the Civil Rights Movement united African Americans in a struggle for quality. Including an array of lesson plans, presentations, videos, activities, and...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, with its sit-ins, boycotts, and marches, became a model of using civil disobedience to affect change. This collection of unit plans, lesson plans, interactives, videos, and activities...
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Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was the clarion call for the modern Civil Rights Movement. Using the immortal words of King, an animated screen allows pupils to hear his words delivered to the March on Washington in...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a...
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Malcolm X: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Any study of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement would be incomplete without an examination of the life of Malcolm X. Class members view a short biographical video and analyze primary source documents to gain an understanding of the...
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Heart of the Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most people have heard of Dr. Maetin Luther King, Jr. and his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech. But few have heard of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Who were these guys and what did they have to do with the famous landmark event in the...
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Civil Rights or Human Rights?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young citizens consider the American civil rights movement as part of the global struggle for human rights. After using a timeline activity to learn about the major events in the civil rights movement, class members study Malcolm X's...
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A Time to Break Silence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
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American Voices and Their Audiences

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...
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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of...
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Making Change: Revolutionary Tactics of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs introduces viewers to the differing philosophies of and strategies employed by 1960s civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the debate over...
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Civil Rights at 50

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, President Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 provide the backdrop for a series of lesson...
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Dreams Progress

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Has society progressed to the dream Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in his famous address during the civil rights movement? Learners work with a partner to analyze one excerpt from King's "I Have A Dream" speech and find a current image...
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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
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African American Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An excellent resource defines the African-American Civil Rights Movement from the early 1900s through the legacy left in modern times. Every major date, event, and key player is described under clear overarching categories. The NAACP,...
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Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others' Differences

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners of all ages talk about the meaning of the word "unique," and draw a truly unique person, one part at a time. They create a totally unique person, with a head drawn by one student, a torso drawn by another student, and lower body...
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On This Day: Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewThe bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls galvanized a civil rights movement. Clips include interviews with the church's pastor and a survivor of the bombings, as well as a...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...
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The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While most Americans can identify civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they often are not aware of how controversial he was in his time. Using video resources that include documentation of the first federal holiday to honor him...
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Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The famous words of Martin Luther King still resonate with scholars today. An enlightening lesson helps pupils examine the "I Have a Dream" speech in more depth and learn what impact it had on the civil rights movement. Young historians...
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A Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Instill kindness with a unit all about empathy. Lessons and activities follow a prepare, engage, reflect, and action sequence. Learning experiences include making the classroom a safe environment, peer-invented handshakes, discussions...
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Martin Luther King Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Martin Luther King, Jr. led the movement that came to define civil rights in 20th century America. Reinforce class members' knowledge of terms like segregation, tolerance, and peaceful  with a crossword puzzle.
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Martin Luther King Word Search

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Reinforce key terms surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. with a helpful online word search. Class members choose a small (easier) or big (harder) version and search for words like freedom, leader, and equality.
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Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Modern learners may be able to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s influence within the Civil Rights Movement, but can they identify how that influence has affected their lives today? Class members conduct a brief amount of research...
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On This Day: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Rosa Parks is considered a symbol of the American Civil Rights movement—but what about her story? A series of video clips examines her role in the movement, as well as her legacy. Scholars listen to historian Jeanne Theoharis discuss her...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 20

For Teachers 10th Standards
Readers take all the information they gained from the last 19 lessons and complete an essay describing how King develops his purpose and claim in "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Pupils use a rubric and checklist to help guide their...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 19

For Teachers 10th Standards
Great minds think alike. Scholars read two texts and compare how the authors develop the same central idea. Readers analyze "Women" by Alice Walker and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr. They discuss word use and new...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 17

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars read the final paragraphs written by Martin Luther King Jr. in "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Readers work in groups to discuss King's word choice and point of view by completing graphic organizers. They also respond to a...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 15

For Teachers 10th Standards
Some things are worth doing again. Scholars take a look to see which ideas Martin Luther King Jr. revisits and refines in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail." To help with the process, readers answer guided questions, look at word...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
How did Martin Luther King Jr. establish tone in his writing? Scholars analyze King's tone and discuss how he changes and refines his claim in "Letter from Birmingham Jail." They also define new vocabulary words, respond to a writing...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 18

For Teachers 10th Standards
Examine how Martin Luther King Jr.'s final paragraphs of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" summarize the ideas throughout the entire piece. Readers discuss word usage, new vocabulary, and complete guided questions to better understand how...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 16

For Teachers 10th Standards
Take your place in the world—or the text. Scholars look at how the placement of a particular paragraph adds to the meaning of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr. Before working on a quick write activity, readers...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 14

For Teachers 10th Standards
Let's see how the story unfolds. Scholars take a close look at paragraphs of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" to determine how King unfolds his analysis of church. Before arriving at an answer, learners work in...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 13

For Teachers 10th Standards
Freedom is not free. Scholars write to a prompt analyzing two pieces of work that develop ideas about freedom. Readers compare “Freedom” by Rabindranath Tagore and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr. Learners work...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 12

For Teachers 10th Standards
Sticks and stones may break bones, but words really matter. Scholars analyze words in paragraphs from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." They use new vocabulary words and discuss with peers how King's words develop...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 11

For Teachers 10th Standards
Choose your words carefully. Martin Luther King Jr. carefully chooses his words to provide evidence to support his claim about segregation. Scholars work in pairs to discuss previous lessons, complete homework assignments, determine his...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars look back over the previous nine lessons of analysis over King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and use their work to create a formal essay to a writing prompt about the purpose of the work. This mid-unit assessment is a quick...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
Readers analyze paragraphs from the "Letter From Birmingham Jail" and determine King's purpose and how he supports it. Scholars discuss given questions with their peers, learn new vocabulary words, and complete a quick writing prompt.
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Ghost Boys: Educator Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The spirit of the Civil Rights Movement lives on in a more literal than figurative way in Ghost Boys. A focused lesson plan features Jewell Parker Rhodes' novel about ghosts of slain black teenagers, including the main character, Jerome,...
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Rosa Parks

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Four multiple choice questions, four short answer questions, a summary, and a reflection make up a worksheet dedicated to Rosa Parks. Following a one-page informational text, scholars show what they know by way of a variety of reading...
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Civil Rights

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Informational text about the Civil Rights Movement challenges young historians to prove their reading comprehension skills with six multiple choice questions. After answers are submitted a new screen displays a score, answers—correct and...
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Part Five: Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Scholars read and become familiar with peaceful protests detailed in the story, Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins. Pupils reexamine the tale and use the Six Steps to Nonviolent Direct Action in...
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Part Three: Rosa

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Scholars take in a new view of Rosa Parks with the story, Rosa by Nikki Giovanni. Following the reading, learners examine primary and secondary sources that detail the nonviolent protest known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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Part Two: Freedom on the Menu—The Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of, Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford, with an in-depth investigation into nonviolent protest using primary and secondary sources, narratives, and documentary excerpts. 
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Part One: A Sweet Smell of Roses

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A lesson begins with a read-aloud of the story, A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson. Scholars then take part in a discussion about the nonviolent methods featured in primary and secondary sources. 
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Martin Luther King Reading Comprehension

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Boost reading comprehension with an interactive website featuring an informational passage about Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars read, or listen to, several paragraphs detailing MLK's life in order to answer seven multiple choice...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only paved the way for African American citizens' civil rights, he created an example for women's groups, Hispanic groups, and groups with disabilities to fight for their rights as well. Learn more with a...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Planning a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration for preschoolers or primary graders? Check out a packet that includes a lesson plan, activities, and images designed for just such an event. 
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Malcolm X: Make It Plain, Part II

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Track the transformation of Malcolm Little into Malcolm X and then into El Jajj Malik El-Shabazz with the second part of Make it Plain, a documentary on the famous civil rights activist. Viewers consider not only how events shaped and...
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Malcolm X: Make It Plain, Part I

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Malcolm X was a complicated man that few in white America understood. After sharing what they know or think they know about this civil rights leader, about nationalism and Black Nationalism, class members view a two-part documentary...
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Martin Luther King and Malcom X on Violence and Integration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were contemporaries. Both were gifted orators, both were preachers, both were leaders during the Civil Rights era, both were assassinated. But the two had very different views on violence and...
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Civil Disobedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is civil disobedience acceptable? Class members read examples of Jim Crow laws, an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," and a newspaper article and then consider the factors that make a law just or...
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A Documents-Based Lesson on the Voting Rights Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the Voting Rights Act affect the daily lives of American citizens? A document-based lesson developed by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating committee (SNCC) presents a case study of the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on...
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Civil Disobedience: Is it ever ok to break the law?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of civil disobedience, class members read excerpts from the writings of activists who were willing to break the law to protest unjust laws.
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Civil Rights and Civil Disobedience

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between lawful protest and civil disobedience? Why is the difference important? A 16-slide presentation clearly defines the differences and presents strategies for nonviolent resistance.
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: MLK, Barack Obama

For Teachers 10th Standards
Teach high schoolers how to write arguments and support them with Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel Prize acceptance speech and Barack Obama's Nobel lecture as models. A language arts unit includes multiple strategies and careful scaffolding...
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Principles vs. Practices

For Teachers 10th Standards
Have you ever wondered what your own World Order would look like? Scholars use primary and secondary documents as well as video clips to investigate and analyze the Cold War. Using the sources, the principles and practices of nations...
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Special St. Augustine Issue

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The articles and images in the June 1964 edition of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter detail the events in St. Augustine that were instrumental in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The stirring images and...
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Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida

For Students 9th - 12th
A timeline can be a powerful learning tool because it reveals a pattern in events. While few would consider St. Augustine, Florida a hotbed of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a selection of background information and a timeline of...
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March on Washington: A Time for Change

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians conclude their study of the events that lead up to and the planning for the March on Washington. After examining videos and primary source documents, they consider the civil rights objectives that still need to be...
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Making the Case for Equality: A Comparison

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Martin Luther King Jr's " I Have a Dream" speech and Atticus Finch's closing argument during the trial of Tom Robinson both address the societal need to overcome racism. After examining the rhetorical devices and figurative language used...
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Dream Under Development

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of the 1963 March on Washington, class members do a side-by-side comparison of the original text of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" with a transcript of the speech he delivered. The take away from the...
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Civil Rights Project: The Long Civil Rights Movement

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate milestones along the path that lead to the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. After researching key people, events, court cases, and legislative orders, teams present their findings as a magazine, newspaper, or...
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Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham,...
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Letter from Birmingham Jail: The Power of Nonviolent Direct Action

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What strategies are most effective in changing an unjust law? Class members examine the tactics used in the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 (Project C) to achieve social justice and social transformation. After examining documents that...
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Lesson Plan: Montgomery Bus Boycott

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most of us have heard of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King, Jr. But what about Claudette Colvin, Virginia Durr, Freedom Summer, or the Birmingham Children's Crusade? A five-lesson unit prompts class members...
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Beyond Vietnam

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
On April 4, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his speech "Beyond Vietnam." The controversy that followed is the focus of a three-lesson unit that asks class members to consider the political and social implications of King's stance. 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Much has been made of the differences between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. But was there any common ground between them? Class members reconsider what they think they know about these two civil rights leaders with biographical...
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Voices of the Struggle: The Continual Struggle for Equality

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement from 1868 to the present, class members examine first person narratives, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and other significant events in civil rights history. They then...
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Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is violence inevitable, or can peace overcome war? A Crash Course World History discusses how Leo Tolstoy influenced Mohandas Gandhi to use nonviolent resistance against British Imperialism, and how Gandhi's example became a model for...
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Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
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Letter From Birmingham Jail

For Students 9th Standards
To demonstrate their ability to comprehend complex text, ninth graders are asked to craft an essay in which they use evidence drawn from "Letter From Birmingham Jail" to analyze how Martin Luther King, Jr. uses rhetorical devices such as...
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They Had a Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
They had a dream—a dream so powerful it can still inspire citizens of today and the future. Here, young historians learn about the 1963 march on Washington led by Martin Luther King Jr. by closely examining a photograph of a meeting held...
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Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Use the accompanying assessment to determine your class's prior knowledge on Martin Luther King, Jr. before beginning a lesson on the famous civil rights movement leader. The resource has young historians thinking about life for African...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here, young historians compare their early lives to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s. They listen to a read aloud of a story by Dr. King's sister, and then write in the provided reflective journal template. Lastly, they share their...
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Montgomery Bus Boycott

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians inquire about how the events leading up to the boycott helped establish equal rights for African Americans. During three rounds of group thinking and reading of historical documents, class members make claims in...
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Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from the Birmingham City Jail

For Students 6th Standards
One of the most well-known leaders of the civil rights movement was imprisoned for protesting the unfair treatment of his fellow man. Learners read a brief excerpt a letter written by Martin Luther King, Jr. during a night in the...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have A Dream" is hailed as one of the most eloquent and moving speeches of the 20th century. But what makes his words hit his listeners' ears in just the right ways? Young orators study Dr. King's...
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Brave Ruby

For Students K - 2nd Standards
With videos, games, and vocabulary activities on each page, this interactive takes learners on a journey of the history of segregation of schools. They discover one brave girl's journey of walking into the first integrated school and how...
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Developing Media Literacy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
To protect young people from questionable content, many schools limit access. This resource suggests that because learners can so readily avail themselves to unrestricted Internet access, it is vital for 21st century learners to develop...
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Rosa Parks

For Students 5th Standards
Rosa Parks is instantly identifiable as a prominent member of the Civil Rights Movement, but many learners may not know the details of her life and her contributions to civil rights today. Read a short, informative passage that provides...
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A Peaceful Leader

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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...
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Reading a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Sometimes the most important details of an informational text aren't within the text at all. Teach your class how to read timeline with a set of activities that prompts them to find specific dates and events on the timelines, as well as...
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The Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine the legacy of some of the most influential speeches in American history with a series of history activities. Learners study George Washington's inaugural speech, Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of...
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Birmingham, 1963: Spring Jubilation Part 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The release of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Birmingham jail, the Children's March, and the bombings of the Gaston Motel and the home of Reverend A.D. King's home. As part of a study of the civil rights movement, class members...
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A Journalist’s Report: The Better Vision for Black Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After reading a series of primary source documents detailing the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, class members craft newspaper columns assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each man's vision, and present their...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How far have we come and how far do we still need to go to achieve equality and full civil rights in the United States? Include a packet of materials collected in your observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Birmingham 1963: Spring Jubilation Part 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the 1963 quest for civil rights in Birmingham, Alabama, class members view a PowerPoint that details the struggle and analyze Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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Beyond Birmingham, Summer 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The assassination of Medgar Evers. The integration of the University of Alabama. The March on Washington. The "I Have a Dream" speech. Created by the Alabama History Education Initiative, this resource examines how the events that...
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The Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here is a precise article explaining chronological events that led Martin Luther King, Jr. to march for freedom and civil rights.
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For King’s Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream "Cannot Wait"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
"Hate is why we cannot wait." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s attorney and advisor Clarence B. Jones' six words on race are at the center of an article that reflects on the civil rights movement. After reading the article, middle schoolers...
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The Civil Rights Movement Timeline

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Using this simple worksheet, your learners will have the opportunity to practice reading timelines while learning about key events during the civil rights movement in the United States.
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Geography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Young geographers follow Dr. Martin Luther King's journey during the civil rights movement by identifying major events on a map of the eastern United States, such as his birth in Atlanta, Georgia and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in...
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Dr. Martin Luther King's Visit to Seattle

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How was the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. viewed by others during the 1960s? After watching an oral history video, your class members will learn more about Dr. King's ability to personally connect with others, as well as discover...
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He Had a Dream...I Have One Too!

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
What is your dream for a better world? After reading a short article about Dr Martin Luther King, kids identify something they would like to see changed, the steps that could be followed to make the dream a reality, and the effects these...
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Glossary of Non-Violence

For Students 3rd - 8th
Make sure your class is sure of terminology when referring to the non-violent methods used in the civil rights movement. This glossary includes 19 terms paired with parts of speech and definitions. 
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I Have a Dream… Personal Narrative: Writing About Your Dream for the World.

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do your pupils want to change the world? Find out with this writing prompt, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s well-known speech. The resource provides the prompt and lines for writing.
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
After reading the article "Kings Dream Everyday," class members conduct a Socratic seminar discussion of Martin Luther King,s contributions to the civil rights movement. They then read and respond to a passage from Michael Eric Dyson's...
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Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
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Martin Luther King- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Whether you're celebrating Black History Month or studying the civil rights movement, you'll definitely want to include this brief video in your lesson to introduce your pupils to the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: What Did He Do? Why Does It Matter?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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.  
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Teacher Share: Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Young learners celebrate the work and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. by making their own pledges of good will, as well through a variety of other engaging, hands-on activities.
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Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Why do schools and government offices close one day every January to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Young learners discover the achievements and lasting significance of this influential figure in American history with...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream - Mini Book

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. by sharing his dream of equality for all with young readers. This printable book includes simple sentences and one- and two-syllable words that make it a perfect...
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Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
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The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Power of Words

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It is easy to forget the power that written or spoken word can have in effecting change. Using quotations from such inspirational leaders as Maya Angelou, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr., encourage your class members to...
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John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice...
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The Power of Nonviolence: Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How did major historical figures, such as Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, explain and defend their beliefs in nonviolence? Your learners will begin by studying the backgrounds of these individuals, and then...
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A Mini lesson on Semicolons

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-lesson plan on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how...
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Letter from Birmingham Jail Active Reading SkillBuilder

For Students 11th - 12th
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is the text used as the basis of a packet of skill-building activities. After a close reading of the letter, individuals identify the type of arguments King uses and the allusions he...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

For Teachers 6th Standards
Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel....
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The Civil Rights Movement In Photos

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Let the rich gospel music and various images introduce the subject of civil rights to your class. Talk about how groups of people came together to instigate the change in equality and discuss what causes people come together for these days.
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Write Your Story, Change History

For Students 9th - 12th
Begin your course with an engaging video that inspires viewers to "dream big, work hard, and stay humble," even at a young age. Incorporating a variety of examples from United States history and popular culture, educator Brad Meltzer...
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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Martin Luther King

For Teachers 2nd
This PowerPoint has simple slides that outline Martin Luther King's life and pivotal moments in his career. Important facts are an excellent jumping off point for further discussion, research or class project or as a review for...
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers K - 2nd
Primary learners will embrace diversity and celebrate multiculturalism through these engaging activities. Which include reading the story Martin Luther King and singing the song "A Man Named King." They will also explore the concept of...
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Great Speakers of the 20th Century

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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American Minority Groups

For Teachers 12th
Explore the contributions individuals have made in the lives of American minority groups. Twelfth graders write a five-page expository piece providing a social history, examples of discrimination, and patterns of assimilation for an...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 1st
After listening to a story about Martin Luther King Jr., first graders answer questions about the text. They discuss the importance of the illustrations, identify the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and complete a writing...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: His Legacy as Seen Through the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Invite your middle schoolers to analyze the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They will research selected Internet websites regarding the CORE and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. Your class will extend their research using...
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Perspective and Point of View: Day 2 Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders will listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have A Dream in order to discuss rhetoric, word choice, and how the author conveyed his ideas and perspective. They discuss key points and how literary devices were used to...
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Comparing Famous Americans

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
How are Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony similar?  Elementary learners compare and contrast the lives of these two American greats using a Venn diagram. They make timelines about their lives and write paragraphs about their...
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Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too

For Teachers K - 12th
Encourage your pupils to imagine their own dreams for the future. After studying three poems by Langston Hughes and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, young poets craft their own dream stanza. 
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I Have A Dream - Pastel Drawings

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discuss the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, explore figurative language, and read about Harriet Tubman and her courage. After the discussion, learners analyze painter/author Jacob Lawrence's use of...
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Dr. King's Dream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., reflect on section of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, discuss inequities that still exist in the United States, and create picture books about their own dreams of freedom for...
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Martin Luther King, Jr's, I Have A Dream Speech

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders display their understanding of the symbolism and references that Dr. King used to enrich his famous speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, by constructing a jackdaw: a collection of documents and...
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Take a Walk in Their Shoes: Great Leaders of Our Time

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Research the characteristics of leaders who have used nonviolence to change society. The class then applies this information to their own community to find leaders with these same characteristics, creating a wall collage of pictures and...
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Understanding King's Use of Metaphors in the

For Students 7th - 10th
One of the most famous and well-crafted speeches of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, consists of rich metaphors and rhetorical language. Using a provided graphic organizer, students analyze five quotes...
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US Civil Rights Movement: Beginnings through the 60s

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A real find for a U.S. History teacher, this presentation could supplement many class sessions about the Civil Rights Movement. Pictures of events, major figures, and "Whites Only" signs are striking and effective for even your most...
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Teaching American History for All

For Students 11th Standards
Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X both work for equal rights, social change, and political empowerment, their approaches were radically different. To better understand these contrasts, class members compare King's "I...
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Civil Rights Wax Museum Project

For Teachers 5th Standards
As a class, young historians begin a civil rights lesson by taking a close look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his impact on the Civil Rights movement. Then, the bulk of the lesson requires learners to conduct research on one...
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Letter from Birmingham Jail

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Analyze an abridged version of Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Class members read the excerpt and respond to four provided questions, which focus on the content provided. Consider taking the time to read the entire...
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I Have a Dream Poster

For Teachers 1st - 12th
An image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a line from his famous “I Have A Dream” speech will inspire your pupils to look beyond skin color and consider the character of others.
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The Southern Freedom Movement: A Case study of how Social Movements Happen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are countless civil rights resources, but this one really stands out. Social movements as they relate to human or civil rights are completely discussed in the context of the Southern Freedom Movement. Slides contain connected or...
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Analyzing Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"

For Teachers 10th
Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech provides the text for a study of how to analyze a speaker’s content, delivery and attitude. Visual learners identify specific lines that reveal King’s purpose and point of view while...
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Is the world a fair and just place: Speech Analysis, Task 2 day 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
Task 2 of the large unit on justice in the world engages learners in speech analysis. They hear the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, then consider how the author's craft and use of informational text helped him convey his...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Team Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students sequence the events of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, after first being read a biography. The facts are on strips of paper, which are later glued end to end.
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The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement

For Students 8th - 12th
Deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement with this collection of primary documents. This resource contains 22 video transcripts about desegregation, voting rights, black power, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more. You might...
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Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. They explore various websites, conduct Internet research, and develop a presentation that analyzes an event and place of the Civil Rights...
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Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use text and photos to visualize the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. They analyze Dr. King's speech for examples of imagery and allusion and create original poetry and illustrations...
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence

For Teachers K - 5th
Using the book, Martin's Big Words, learners will discover the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vocabulary is identified throughout the story by using several his famous protest speeches as examples. Class discussions on racism, during...
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Dr. King's Leadership and Character

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Focusing on Martin Luther King Jr, this lesson explores the qualities of a leader. First, learners listen to a story about Ruby Bridges. Then, they discuss the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Finally, they discuss the characteristics of...
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Suffrage and Civil Rights

For Students 8th - 11th
Addressing the main ideas of the Civil Rights movement, this worksheet contains both multiple choice and true/false questions for student review. Teachers could use this activity as a quiz or homework assignment.
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MLK: Complete the Speech

For Students 3rd - 8th
Take a close look at a few paragraphs of Martin Luther King, Jr.s' famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Class members fill in the missing words using the bank of words provided and then respond to a question about the speech and modern day...
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Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 8th
Introduce your class to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his many accomplishments through a one-page biography. Class members read the text and respond to three questions included at the end. 
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Using an Electronic Organizer as a Pre-Writing Activity about Lincoln and King

For Teachers 5th
The use of an electronic graphic organizer is the focus of this technology lesson. Pupils read poems about Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, they compare and contrast the two men by utilizing a Venn Diagram that has been...
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Goals and Perseverance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Define the word perseverance to have learners understand why it is important in reaching goals. Young scholars research how Martin Luther King needed perseverance to accomplish his goals. They write acrostic poems using the word...
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Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your class to investigate racism and civil rights by analyzing the great Dr. Martin Luther King's speech. Your learners will read the words from the "I Have a Dream" speech and analyze the political and racial overtones. They will...
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Civil Rights Activity Book

For Students 4th - 6th
An activity booklet includes a timeline of the movement, a song, and various informational reading passages on leaders, events, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Washington DC. Reading response questions and word puzzles are sure to...
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Martin Luther King Milestones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the life of Martin Luther King and conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a project that highlights the major accomplishments of Martin Luther King. They also...
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The Making of a Holiday: MLK, Jr. Day

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore the life of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss the events surrounding his death and the significance of the federal holiday honoring Dr. King. As a class, they read about Dr. King's work for...
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"I Believe..." Podcast Style

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this communication skills lesson to emphasize evaluating a speaker's main point and argument. After reading Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream Speech" and John F. Kennedy's speech, "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of...
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Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Play Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech to your young learners, encouraging them to follow along with the paper copy in front of them. There are discussion questions, pictures, and a graphic organizer attached....
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr's life. They gain an understanding of the Jim Crow Laws and The Civil Rights Movement, as well as becoming familiar with Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Groups of...
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Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Who do your scholars imagine when they think about the civil rights movement? If only a few faces come to mind, this lesson will expand their concepts of the movement's leaders. Learners examine an image of the 1963 March on Washington,...
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Busting the Myth of MLK Jr.

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the differences between how MLK, Jr. and his famous speech are perceived and what actually happened. In this lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, students examine the simplification of MLK, Jr.'s life and famous...
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Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Wow! Contained within this PowerPoint is not just one great activity or lesson, but five. Each lesson relates to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King and covers a different writing or research skill. Students will determine fact...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers K - 8th
Students investigate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this civil rights lesson, students gain information about civil rights, the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott and the sacrifices people made for equal rights.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students explore equality by researching the life of a famous Civil Rights Leader. In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students create a timeline of King's life and identify the important contributions he made to African-American...
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Pay It Forward

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders practice serial reciprocity. In this "Pay It Forward," lesson plan, 9th graders watch the film of the same name and discuss how it mirrors work by Martin Luther King, Jr. Students then discuss service projects they can...
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Mandela The Man

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore civil rights by reading several biographies. In this Nelson Mandela lesson, 9th graders discuss the trials and tribulations Nelson Mandela had to face in South Africa and how they were similar to the problems Martin...
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Life in a box: world history content

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore 6 boxes of stuff about famous people in history including Martin Luther King Jr., Peter the Great, Henry VIII, and more. In this history lesson plan, students then discuss their boxes with the rest of the class.
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Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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,...
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MLK: using Nonviolence to Make Positive Change

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read about Martin Luther King and discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizens.  In this Martin Luther King activity, students recognize the vocabulary words associated with freedom and nonviolence.  Students view a...
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Religion in Social Change: What's God Got To Do With It?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars determine how religion influences social change. In this religion and social change lesson, students examine how the religious beliefs of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. were inspirational as they worked to...
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Continuing Gandhi's Legacy of Cross-Cultural Understanding: Central Asia and the Middle East

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the lifestyle of Gandhi by creating a Venn Diagram.  For this biographical lesson, students compare the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi while discussing their teaching methods.  Students utilize the...
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I Have a Dream Podcasts

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students write dream speeches and record them as Mp3's. In this speech lesson, students watch Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have Dream Speech." They use the writing process to develop a dream speech which they rehearse. They record their...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a study in celebrating people

For Teachers K - 5th
Students analyze obstacles in their own life by studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this humanity lesson, students create T-charts listing the obstacles one faces in life and how they can be overcome. Students compare and contrast...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover contributions made to society by Martin Luther King Jr.  In this civil rights history lesson, 2nd graders are read two books about Martin Luther King Jr., answer questions about the books, and complete a timeline...
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I Have a Metaphor

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners locate the literary devices used in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. For this figurative language lesson plan, students first distinguish between similes, metaphors, analogies, personification, etc. Learners...
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The Man, The Dream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss how one person's life can affect a community . In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students read about Dr. King's life and contributions. They formulate ideas about how they can meet the needs of their own community.
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Reaching to the Clouds for Equality

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of equality. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students read Martin's Big Words, discuss fairness, and create a cloud with their dream recorded on it.
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The Many Shades of Our World

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover diversity. In this civil rights lesson, students consider that skin color is unique and that diversity is common in the world as they complete artwork that reflects the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King Word Search

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Martin Luther King worksheet, students complete a word search of vocabulary pertaining to this individual. Students locate 10 words written in various directions within the puzzle.
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Quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 7th
In this quotations worksheet, students read and analyze 7 quotations by Martin Luther King, Jr. Students match each quote to the correct interpretation.
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Rosa Parks Changed the Rules

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners listen to a story about Rosa Parks and examine the bus seating rules of the 1950s. In this civil rights movement lesson plan, the teacher reads students a book about Rosa Parks, then learners complete a worksheet with a diagram...
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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Dr. Martin Luther King activity instructional activity, students use the 43 clues to identify the words needed to complete the crossword puzzle.
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USA: the KKK and Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view film footage of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. in the early 1920s and examine how the actions of the KKK have been viewed by different strands of the civil rights movement. They watch the film and answer discussion...
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Freedom Summer

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm and discuss what the concept of "fairness" is and how to identify examples of "fairness." They pull from historical fiction and the Civil Rights Movement to explain how individual are affected by, cope with, and...
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"I Have a Dream"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the role Martin Luther King Jr. played in America's history and what life was like in the 1960's. They watch and discuss an online video about the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the holiday enacted in his...
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The Poor People's Campaign

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research and analyze the campaign that was conceived by Dr. Martin Luther King, The Poor People's Campaign. The concepts of poverty and cultural diversity along with the Civil Rights Movement is also covered in detail within...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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New D.C. Memorial to Honor Dr. King

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students read and discuss a news article about a memorial being built in honor of Dr. King in Washington D.C. They develop a list of facts about Dr. King, complete a fill-in-the blank activity, answer article comprehension questions,...
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Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Source Documents

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine primary source documents regarding Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. They construct their own meaning and understanding of this time period and the way social justice issues are presented in primary...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: From Civil Rights to Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read essays and participate in a discussion that examines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stance on both civil rights and the broader issue of human rights. They conduct research about King's life and work, analyze quotes from his...
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The March on Washington and Its Impact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read Martin Luther King, Jr's speech that he gave in Washington. They identify the social conditions that led to the civil rights movement. They discuss the significance of the March on Washington.
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In King's Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze writings of Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. They read and discuss an article, and in pairs, research and analyze a written work or speech by Dr. King, create a mixed media collage to represent the text, and write an artist...
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Eyes Worldwide on the Prize

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and see how it has been produced in China by reading an online article. They study discrimination in the world and write responses to the speech.
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Evaluating Web Sites for Bias

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars become familiar with checklist they use to evaluate Web content for bias. They use the checklist to evaluate two Web sites from very different sources.
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Martin Luther King Jr.: A Clothesline Timeline

For Teachers K - 12th
Students use print and online resources to obtain information about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. They identify important events in King's life. They sequence lists of important events by date.
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Living Legacies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the contemporary commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., research the positive impact another famous person has had on society and the images that best represent the actions and beliefs of that person.
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Tone Analysis Through Music and Nonfiction: Watch Your Tone

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Identifying the tone of a piece of writing or the author's attitude toward the subject matter can be difficult for learners. Simplify the process with a lesson that begins with skits, moves to songs and their lyrics, and then to passages...