Friday, January 15, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Activities

I hope you get Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and are looking forward to a 3 day weekend today!!! If not I have a great activity pack to share with you to fill the day on Monday! All of the activities are centered around Martin's Big Words which is a great book for the holiday. You can even find it read aloud online HERE if you don't have the book. Get the Reader Response Pack HERE.


First we filled out this graphic organizer similar to a KWL. It has What I think I know, What I want to know and confirmed or learned. There is a regular KWL as well included in the pack!


There is a sequencing activity that the kids really enjoyed.

Then we wrote words to describe Martin Luther King Jr. which ended up leading to a very interesting discussion about racism as someone said "black" and another student claimed that was racist. 
The students then studied the words segregation and equality using these vocabulary sheets. There are open ended sheets to use with your own vocabulary words included in the pack too!

And of course we HAD to have a "I have a dream" writing prompt! There were some very good discussions today and I really hope the students took something away from this lesson!


This pack is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store HERE.






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