The Adult King

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Learn how King came to be involved in the Civil Rights Movement to end segregation

Student Application

Learn about holidays and why we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know some of the major events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.
    1. He was born Michael Luther King, Jr. on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his father changed their names to Martin in 1935.
    2. He was a very good student who loved to read and learn. He did well...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    Ask the students how they think certain parts of the country might have been different before Dr. King's influence. Briefly explain to them how segregation affected many communities.

  2. After viewing the video

    Lead a discussion in what the students can do to keep Dr. King's dream alive...

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