Martin Luther King Jr

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The lesson introduces students to the great Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King.  Students are taken on a journey of King’s life, and will learn about the significance, influence, and impact he had on America during his time as a leader for the Civil Rights movement in America during the 1950s and 1960s.  Most students are aware of MLK Day being celebrated each year, but may not know the story behind this incredible role model and leader, and how his words and actions have changed many lives.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to Civil Rights.

Martin Luther King Jr Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Martin Luther King
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson introduces students to the great Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.  Students are taken on a journey of King’s life, and will learn about the significance, influence, and impact he had on America during his time as a leader for the Civil Rights movement in America during the 1950s and 1960s.  Most students are aware of MLK Day being celebrated each year, but may not know the story behind this incredible role model and leader, and how his words and actions have changed many lives.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to Civil Rights.

Enjoy our Martin Luther King Jr for Kids video highlighting his important life and the monumental civil rights changes we was able to bring about.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction: 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources: 

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies