In this comprehensive, ready to use, teaching unit centered around Martin Luther King Jr., students embark on an engaging journey that seamlessly integrates reading comprehension, writing skills, and enjoyable activities. The unit commences with an exploration of carefully selected texts, including King’s iconic speeches and relevant historical documents, fostering deep comprehension of the Civil Rights Movement and its leader. Following this, students hone their writing abilities through reflective essays, persuasive pieces, and creative writing exercises that encourage them to express their thoughts on social justice issues. The unit further enlivens the learning experience with interactive and fun activities, such as role-playing key moments in King’s life, creating visual timelines, and collaborative projects that inspire a sense of empathy and understanding. By weaving together these components, the teaching unit not only imparts knowledge about Martin Luther King Jr. but also cultivates critical thinking, writing proficiency, and a profound appreciation for the enduring principles of equality and justice he championed.
This 20-page resource includes:
- Reading Comprehension Practice
- Writing Promts
- Extension Activities includig partner work to create Powerpoint and posters
- Word Search