Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time for reflection upon civil rights movement of the 1960s. What will you be teaching your students today? Many who aren’t in education are thinking of service work, volunteering through Americorps, or celebrating virtually this year. For students, we have curated some adaptable resources for your students to study this week as we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to civil rights.
- “I Have a Dream”–Learning About Martin Luther King Jr. – This lesson plan can be adapted for online learning.
- Dr. King’s Dream – This lesson for elementary students will help them understand more about the work Dr. King did. They will also begin to think critically and examine why inequities still exist in America. Adaptable for online learning platforms.
- March on Washington: Fair or Unfair with Materials – This 45 minute social studies lesson plan will foster critical thinking as they learn about the history of US civil rights.
- The Lowdown | The Unfinished Business of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan – This lesson is cross-curricular in social studies, ELA, and history. It examines how the civil rights movement connected to goals for economic change.
- Students Reflect on “I have a Dream” Speech – With a blend of ELA and civics/government, your students will watch three Student Reporting Labs videos and then participate in a discussion of their own and formulate their own reaction in writing.