Lesson Plan

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In this Lesson Flow, students will learn about Dr. King's life and accomplishments and why we celebrate him.
Caitlin L.
Instructional Technology Facilitator
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
Objectives

Students will be able to...

- Explain who Dr. King was and his impact on history

- Understand why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 5 - 8
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

BrainPop
From $220

As a class watch the free BrainPop video on Martin Luther King Jr.

Once the class has finished watching the BrainPop video go to the activity page and complete the order of events activity as a class. Once done with the order of events have students discuss the think about it question with their peers.

2 Direct Instruction

Nearpod
Free, Paid

Login to NearPod and have students access the Martin Luther King Jr. presentation and sign in. This is a free presentation on NearPod. Make sure to have a NearPod account set up prior to this lesson.

The presentation will go over his life and accomplishments and why we celebrate him.

3 Guided Practice

Nearpod
Free, Paid

Opportunities for guided practice are included throughout the NearPod presentation and provide chances for formative assessment, which can be assessed by viewing student work on the teacher dashboard on NearPod.

4 Independent Practice

BrainPop
From $220

Have students access the Martin Luther King Jr. Make-a-Map activity on BrainPop. Students will make a mind map about Dr. King using the keywords and images provided by BrainPop. If you have a BrainPop account students can submit them to you. Otherwise they can be printed or viewed on the students’ devices.

5 Wrap Up

BrainPop
From $220

Have students take the BrainPop quiz on the Martin Luther King Junior page. If you have a BrainPop account students can login to their account. If you do not have an account, students show can just show you their results when they have completed the quiz.