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Before reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone, get your students moving, engaged, and learning need-to-know background information! This introductory activity is designed to be set up in rotating stations, but students could be allowed to move at their own pace, or the lesson could easily be converted to a simple webquest. The last option is great for a last minute sub plan or for absent students!
Students will need an iPad or piece of technology with a QR Code reader (there are many free apps--talk to your building's IT pro!). They will scan the QR Codes at each station to access websites and videos about each topic. For the author Nic Stone, students will answer questions. They will fill out a K-W-L chart about Martin Luther King, Jr. in another station to activate prior knowledge. A third station will teach students about privilege, what it is, and who has it while having students fill in blanks. The fourth station asks students to label two charts (one on America's population and one on America's prison population) so they can see the disparities in America's criminal justice system.
This product includes teacher instructions, a packet for student answers, the answer key, and a sign with QR Codes for each station. In the preview, I've included the teacher directions, two pages of the student packet, and two of the QR Code signs. Please check out the preview before purchasing to make sure this product fits your needs.
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*Please note: this activity requires using the internet, QR Codes, and iPads or other technology. Please make sure you are comfortable with using QR Codes prior to purchasing. You may also need to unblock some websites, depending on your school's internet security. If you have any hesitation, please talk to your building's IT professional before purchasing. Please do not contact me for information about using QR Codes, QR Code apps, etc. (but DO feel free to contact me if you have any issues with the product itself!).
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