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Need an engaging way for students to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. in your Google Classroom? This resource contains 10 different digital MLK themed activities in Google Slides™ that are fun and paperless while remaining academic.
Slide 1: Title page
Slide 2: Directions for Chromebook/computer users and iPad users
Slide 3: Building Vocabulary Knowledge: Students can use a paper dictionary or the two online dictionaries that are linked into the speaker notes of this slide to define the words: boycott, discrimination, equality, justice, protest, & segregation
Slide 4: Paragraph about Martin Luther King Jr: Students highlight the important information using the highlighter tool.
Slide 5: Embedded YouTube video about MLK's I Have a Dream speech: After viewing the video, students type their answers in the right hand side of the table. After answers have been added the the table, students will use the magic reveal magnifying glass to uncover the correct answers that are hidden in the answer key that appears to the right of the slide.
Slide 6: Photograph of MLK: Students find a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr to add to the polaroid. They can use the built in image search in Google Slides or a website that contains copyright free images like Pixabay, PhotosforClass or Pics4learning.
Slide 7: Fun Facts About MLK: Students will visit the three different kid friendly websites that are hyperlinked in the speaker notes to research facts about MLK. They will then type their 4 favorite facts using the text boxes provided on the thought bubbles.
Slide 8: Summarize It! Students will summarize something they learned from Slides 3-7 (or you could choose to give them a passage/book to read and then summarize on this slide)
Slide 9: Acrostic Poem: Students will type an acrostic poem using the word DREAM.
Slide 10: My Dream: Students will type their own I have a dream speech
Slide 11: Making Words: Students will type 3 letter, 4 letter and 5+ letter words they can make from the letters in EQUALITY.
Slide 12: Find It! Word Search: Students can use the fill tool or line tool to mark words they find. Draggable check marks are provided for students to mark off the words they have found.
All slides contain student directions in the speaker notes.
If you would like to print any of the slides, they are all set to print on 11x8.5 paper :)
This resource comes as a link in a PDF file. First, make sure you are signed into your Google account. Click on the link and you will be prompted to "Make a Copy". Rename the file to whatever you would like. The presentation will be sent directly to your Drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom™, Google Drive™ Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc..
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