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Pupils examine the life and dreas of Martin Luther King, Jr. They create a Date Line and use measurements to calculate distances between cities where King participated in some important event.
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
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.,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dr. King’s Leadership in the Aftermath of the Bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Middle schoolers explore the concept of nonviolent resistance. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, students consider how Dr. King led during the aftermath of the bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights
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.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Martin Luther King and Writing as a Tool for Social Change
Young scholars explore writing as an agent for social change. In this Social Studies activity, students examine the power of writing using Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Young scholars will practice the technique of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Truth and love by Ghandi and King: Experimenting with Satyagraha
Students research Ghandi's philosophy of Satyagraha. In this Satyagraha lesson, students see how Martin Luther King incorporated Ghandi's "truth-force" philosophy into the Black Freedom Movement. They see how this philosophy is present...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Makings of a Great Leader: The Childhood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students examine why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered to be such a great man, by listening to the many anecdotes about his experiences. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students read the story about Ruby Bridges and...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Childhood Stories of Truth and Nonviolence
Fifth graders explore the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, 5th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of King's early life and how that life contributed to his...
5th Social Studies & History
Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speech
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...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
What is Equality and How Does it Affect Me?
Students explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History