Martin Luther King Jr: Life and Death

A brief video biography introduces viewers to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pictured as excerpts from his speeches, marches he organized, and causes he supported.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to introduce a study of Martin Luther King, Jr. during Black History Month or as part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Create a viewing guide to keep viewers focused and to permit them to take notes of the video
  • Make a list of the events featured in the video for groups to research in greater depth
Classroom Considerations
  • Show the video in full-screen mode to avoid comments and ads
Pros
  • The short video captures key events in King's life
Cons
  • No support materials accompany the video
Common Core