This is a Common Core aligned research activity on Martin Luther King Jr. It is meant to accompany the story, My Brother Martin, but it could be used independently.
Throughout the investigation, students will work on a vocabulary journal to support their exploration. Students will do a close read of an article about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They will listen to an excerpt of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech. They will also view a slideshow of photographs from the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. In teams, students will create posters featuring the main events from his life. To wrap up the investigation, students will look at character traits of Martin Luther King Jr. and cite evidence from their learning of each trait.