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52 resources with the keyterm martin luther king jr

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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 plan, students read about Dr. King's life and contributions. They formulate ideas about how they can meet the needs of their own...
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"I Have a Dream"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners 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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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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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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Martin Luther King, Jr: A Pre-and Post Reading Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students complete an anticipatory set (pre-reading activity) concerning Martin Luther King Jr., then participate in differentiated reading exercises to read the selection "Celebrating the Life and Contributions of Martin Luther King Jr."
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Big Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover philanthropy. In this philanthropic lesson plan, students read Martin's Big Words and explore voluntarily being nice to people. Students discover how they may perform acts of service for others. Extension activities are...
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Bringing Us Together

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore how people work together to create a better world. In this working for the common good lesson, students recognize how we are all connected and illustrate ways they can give of themselves for the common good. They...
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Civil Rights: Martin Luther King

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students access and navigate the Trackstar website to research information about the U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. They read text about Dr. King, answer discussion questions, and analyze pictures.