This product is a great writing assignment for celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You need to show the HBO film, Boycott, which can be borrowed from your public library or bought from amazon.com at a reasonable price. I show this film every year and get the same positive responses from my students. Many of them claim they learned more about Dr. King from the film than all their years in school celebrating his day. This product includes five pages. You get the lesson plan, the detailed writing assignment, an outline graphic organizer, a self-evaluation sheet and a comprehensive rubric. The rubric is the preview file and is absolutely free.
This plan will challenge your students to watch a riveting biographical film, think about it and interpret it in formal writing. I always get some of the best formal writing by my students from this assignment because they are so moved by the film and have a lot to say about it.