Instructional Video

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign

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Two short PBS videos introduce young scholars to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 Poor People's Campaign, his support for the Memphis sanitation worker's strike, and the plans for the march on Washington, D.C., to fight poverty. Viewers watch the videos and respond to discussion questions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Print the Teacher Tips and the discussion questions before the lesson and use the questions to guide the lesson
  • Plan to show the video in a learning experience during Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • First of two videos in the series
  • Requires a projection device for the videos and copies of the worksheet
  • Presumes learners have background knowledge of Jim Crow laws, Dr. King's role in the Civil Rights movement, and significant civil rights legislation
  • The resource also includes an independent research activity
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