Civil Rights - Martin Luther King and Malcolm X - Ideas (Collaborative Lesson) - This 15 page Civil Rights teaching resource is an excellent collaborative lesson for teaching the main ideas/beliefs/views of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in relation to the Civil Rights Movement. This resource includes a detailed teacher guide on how to facilitate the collaborative lesson and offers descriptions for extension of the activity and also for differentiation of use.
This Civil Rights collaborative lesson centers on students breaking into groups and analyzing six quotes (primary sources) from both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X related to the following themes of the Civil Rights Movement: integration in society and the use of violence. Students will be tasked with identifying which of the two men (Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X) stated the quote, and then create rationale or a justification for their reasoning. This is an excellent tool to use after students have already begun to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and have a basic understanding of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
The teacher guide explain how to facilitate this collaborative lesson and the concluding class discussion/debate between the differing Civil Rights ideas/views/beliefs of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
This Civil Rights lesson will help your students to practice analyzing sources and creating justifications for their ideas. Also, students will practice the skills of collaboration and discussion/debates. It will also assist your students in understanding the key differences between approaches related to the Civil Rights Movement as based on the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
It will make a great addition to you Civil Rights unit of study!