Lesson Plan

Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

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Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a biographical video, analyze primary source documents, and research other leaders who chose nonviolence to achieve social justice.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Pair the lesson with the lesson from the same source on Malcolm X and ask class members to compare the philosophies and approaches of the two leaders
Classroom Considerations
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  • The lesson also looks at important but less well known events
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Common Core