Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz

Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
Martin Luther King Background Lesson: Web Quest, Writing Activities, and Quiz
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Martin Luther King Jr. is an instrumental figure to study in any language arts or social studies class. His key influences throughout the civil rights movement, paired with his iconic speeches filled with poignant language and ideals, lead to powerful lessons that students of all ages can passionately relate to, deeply analyze, and critically reflect upon for years to come. This Background lesson will lead students on a journey that starts with their first impressions of King and takes them through his childhood, key events of The Civil Rights Movement, King's most famous speeches, his sudden and tragic assassination that left America in mourning, and finally, to his memorial in Washington D.C.

Materials Included:

  • Lesson Plans with CCSS Standards and Procedures
  • “First Impressions through Images” Response Activity
  • “First Impressions through Vocabulary” (Prediction Chart, Informative Response, and "Think Pair Share" Discussion Prompt)
  • Martin Luther King Web Quest (with guided reading and viewing questions for each site). Web Quest Sections Include:
    • Birth and Childhood
    • The Civil Rights Movement
    • His Famous Speeches
    • His Assassination

  • Web Quest Multiple-Choice Quiz
  • Martin Luther King Memorial (Video Link and Argumentative Response)
  • Argumentative Response Rubric
  • Answer Keys for:
    • The Vocabulary Chart
    • The Martin Luther King Web Quest
    • The Web Quest Multiple-Choice Quiz
    • Argumentative Response (Sample Answer)

CCSS Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 (read for explicit and implicit meanings, citing evidence)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 (determine central ideas)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 (write informative/explanatory texts)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 (write arguments)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 (gather relevant information from sources)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 (determining meaning of words)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 (prepare/participate in collaborations)

Keywords: Martin Luther King, Web quest, webquest, background information, introduction, childhood, birth, I Have A Dream, Letter from Birmingham jail, Black History Month, Martin Luther King Day, Civil Rights Movement, I Have Been to the Mountaintop, assassination, memorial, Washington D.C, American history, historical leaders

Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days
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