This packet is directed at primary age students.
It covers the civil rights movement but does so with PRIMARY AGE language that is understandable and inspirational. It teaches a great lesson in the power of non-violence.
Students read and then fill in the blanks on passages identical to those they just read with spaces substituted for key words . The key words are in BOLD and underlined. This makes it VERY easy for even emergent readers to skim back and find the right words to fill in each blank. Also the work is broken down by paragraph. Students only need to review ONE paragraph at a time.
(Very limited readers will need help, of course.)
The order in which they are covered is listed below.
1. Not long ago that in some places in America people with darker skin were not allowed to eat or even drink water in the same places.
2. Some people wanted to be violent (hurtful) to get attention and no one knew what to do to get change.
3. How Dr. M.L.K. Jr. had the answer in non-violence because he knew being hurtful would make things worse.
4. Gandhi as King's source of inspiration is pictured and mentioned.
5. Dr. King's education as a great thinker (a "doctorate"), his work as a preacher in a church and his ability as a great speaker are all mentioned.
6. How Dr. King would lead many peaceful protests himself. How people of all types marched and sang to end unfairness (Also how those marches were not always easy or fun.) is described and shown in the pictures.
7. Covered also is Dr. King's huge rally in Washington D.C. where he gave his I Have a Dream speech and how, soon after, a no unfairness (civil rights) law was passed.
8. It ends quoting Dr. King's famous words:
Free at last free at last.. thank God . I. am free at last
9. There is a 10 questions test. (Mostly true/false, or with 2 or 3 possible answers) There are finally 3 challenge cloze questions for faster students who need enrichment and are ready for the vocabulary.
Estimated time of completion: 20 to 30 minutes for strong readers.
30 to 45 minutes if lead by the teacher.
50 to 60 minutes for slower readers.
It is aimed at second grade but first graders could do it if it were teacher directed and third graders could easily do it alone.
This booklet is 8 pages:
1 page for the cover
6 pages of curriculum
1 page for a 10 question multiple choice or True False with numbered circles to darken for each answer.
The problems of discrimination and how Dr. M.L.K. Jr. solved them and his legacy of NON violence are covered. (such and important message in our age of terrorism)
Vocabulary introduced and explained: discrimination (also spelled phonetically), Gandhi, violence, terrorism, civil rights, peaceful and protest/protesting
Copyright 2011 by Scott A. Beatty The text and format of this workbook is owned by the author, Scott Beatty and should be reprinted only for use in the classroom. Any reposting or reprinting beyond that of the purchaser is against copyright law.
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