Take your students on a trip to see America between 1950-1968 through the eyes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students will read, research, and write about MLK's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. Projects include:
Persuasive, Response to Literature, and Informational Writing
Students love learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. They find it hard to believe that our country could have been so different from today. His dream came true! Hollis and Gretchen
May 6, 2013
Great addition to my Martin Luther King activities!
March 13, 2013
I used the Rosa Parks activity when talking about the Civil Rights Movement. The students enjoyed creating the bus and it helped reinforce how Rosa Parks had an impact on civil rights. The smaller template still had to be modified since it didn't fit on the paper correctly. It was too long.
When we made the buses, the template worked fine. Possibly, we just allowed for the difference your speaking of. We WILL check and try to make any adjustment. Thanks so much! The bus is such a powerful demonstration of the civil rights issues. We are delighted your students benefited from the activity. Hollis and Gretchen
We appreciate your support and feedback. Since Dr. King was born in Georgia, it is part of our Georgia Performance Standards to teach about his contributions. We created a unit to show how he had changed America. Hollis and Gretchen
February 23, 2012
I also loved the bus activity. We made a huge bus instead and posted all our MLK, Rosa Parks, & Ruby Bridges work on it.
We are so thrilled you enjoyed it!
Hollis and Gretchen
January 29, 2012
I used many of these activities with my guided reading group. I loved the bus activity & the students did too. They all looked so nice lined up on a shelf. All your units are awesome. I'm sad to see these big boxes coming into our school with adoption materials for reading. I hate to think we'll get a new reading series and I can't use your Harcourt materials!
We are excited about the outcome, too! Please email us some pictures of your class projects! We'd love to post them on our blog. Let us know if you have any further questions or comments about how to use any of the materials. Holly and Gretchen