Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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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Instructional Ideas

  • Take the second question on the resource and turn it into a simulation; actually split your class up by eye color (or other criteria) and treat the side differently. Follow with a discussion
  • Use this resource just before or after Martin Luther King Day or any time during Black History Month
  • The author of the article included some opinions; have your class identify these and examine the bias present in the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The questions are more opinion-based than fact-based; you may wish to ask your class some factual questions along the way to check for understanding
  • This is part of a series of materials related to the civil rights movement
Pros

  • The biography and questions fit nicely onto one page
  • The questions will invite reflection and discussion
Cons

  • None