Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Quiz: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Two students from different ethnic backgrounds hear a special voice that others around them do not which ultimately brings them together as they learn about the life of America's foremost civil rights leader. This program will grab your students' attention as they learn about Dr. King's contributions to the people of the United States and those living throughout the world. They will learn about King's childhood experiences with prejudice, his ability to speak in front of others, his commitment to nonviolence, and finally why it is so important to follow his message of hope and peace. License granted by Intellectual Properties Management, Atlanta, Georgia, as manager of the King Estate.

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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