This small bundle includes two resources about the 1963 March on Washington that would be perfect for Martin Luther King Day or Black History month or any time your class is studying the history of civil rights. The resources may be seen individually through these links to my store:
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Grades 9-11
March on Washington Newspaper Activities High School
1) The first resource:
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington begins with:
--- a two page general informational text about the March. There is some focus on King’s "I Have a Dream" speech but also includes information on the March itself, from the logistics to its aims. This resource would make a good supplement to a more detailed study of King’s speech given that day.
---also included is a vocabulary activity (ten “words to watch for” are included on the first page of the text and at the end of the passage students match the word with its definition).
Also included are:
--- an organizer based on the reading passage to complete (with both factual and opinion questions) and
--- a short quiz (6 multiple choice questions and a short answer opinion question).
A full answer key is supplied for all objective work.
2) The second resource:
The March on Washington newspaper article activities: If you are looking for a way to expose your students to more nonfiction texts and critical analysis, this activity will do very well, and supplements the study of the civil rights movement and the 1963 March on Washington perfectly.
Due to copyright reasons I cannot include newspaper articles within my resource. There are a number of archived articles about the March on Washington found online that can be used in the classroom, either online or as printed copies. Any of them can be used to complete the two activities included in this resource. I have provided a few examples in the teacher's guide (included in the preview) but your school may have subscriptions to newspaper archives that would be able to provide others. Any article about the March, whether written just before in anticipation, immediately after, or as a retrospective, could be used. An example of using both activities would be to assign students a specific article for one and let them make their own choice for the other activity.
I also have similar resources for younger students in my store. Click on the links below to have a look:
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Grades 8-9
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Grades 6-7
The following resource includes the text from the grades 6-7 and 8-9 resource for differentiation. The included activities are almost identical:
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Grades 6-9