Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Hero
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Use this resource to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a great cross-curricular supplemental activity that supports your instruction for reading informational text, and makes a nice addition to your MLK Unit.


• 20 Scavenger Hunt Task Cards
• Student Response Sheet (Answer Key provided)
• Vocabulary cards (10 pairs: word/definition)
• Informational PowerPoint Presentation
• Student Assessment (Answer Key provided)

Go on a Scavenger Hunt!! My students love scavenger hunts of any kind! Students attach their Scavenger Hunt Questions/Answers Sheet to clipboards, and the fun begins! Cards are hidden around the classroom, and students must search the room to find all 20 cards to correctly answer the text dependent questions on their Answer Sheets. We then come together as a class to review and discuss the answers. During the discussion, oftentimes students will have questions about some of the information presented on the cards, which sparks some great opportunities to dig deeper into any of the subjects. Students can research any of the card topics as an extension assignment, extra credit, or as an optional center activity.

Another option is to simply use the Scavenger Hunt as an activity for early finishers to work on throughout the week, as a Center Activity for either Reading or Social Studies, or as part of your Sub Plans.

Simply print in color, cut, and laminate cards. Mount each card on to cardstock or construction paper before laminating to make them extra sturdy. No laminator? No Problem! Students enjoy using the cards just as much if they are printed in grayscale. In fact, printing them in grayscale makes the Scavenger Hunt cards just a bit more difficult to find in the classroom, and there’s no other prep needed. Printing the cards in grayscale saves a lot of ink, too! (They’re just as nice.)

Some of the vocabulary used in the PowerPoint can be challenging. Introduce vocabulary before students work with the task cards or view the PowerPoint. Students can work with the vocabulary cards in pairs or small groups to explore new vocabulary and match the words to their meanings. After successfully defining the words, I challenge students to illustrate the vocabulary words as part of their word work.

The informational PowerPoint presentation is used to provide background information on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The following topics are presented:

• Biography of Dr. King
• Segregation
• Civil Rights Movement in America
• Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott
• Rosa Parks
• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

An assessment based on the information presented both in the PowerPoint and the Scavenger Hunt Task Cards is also included. The assessment is formatted with multiple choice questions, and questions that require a short answer response. Upload the PowerPoint to Schoology, and have students use the presentation to complete the assessment. Answer key is provided.

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