This creative Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Project has differentiated options to best fit your students’ needs. Are you looking for project-based learning for social studies? This Civil Rights Movement Timeline Research project comes with instructions for chunking and scaffolding so that students are not overwhelmed.
The final product will be a student-created timeline. This is great for helping all students ! Differentiation is built into the design of this project.
Best of all, digital options for this MLK and the Civil Rights Movement Project are included via Google Slides!
Students will research events from Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and the Civil Rights Movement such as the Montgomery bus boycott, Selma to Montgomery March, the March on Washington, Birmingham Baptist Church Bombing, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and more!
This resource includes printable timeline templates, a digital option, two grading rubric options, and an answer key.
This MLK timeline project is great for MLK Day, Black History Month, and teaching about the civil rights movement!
How to use with Lower Level Students:
-Project Description includes a 3 step process for completing the project. Have students start with step 1 (putting the events in chronological order), and give assistance as necessary. When students are finished with the first step, they can move on to step 2.
-Students can use the digital version so that they can move the topics around easily when putting them in order by date.
Incorporate project based learning and have students research about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights, and social justice with this scaffolded project! This project is great for MLK Day, Black History Month, and learning about the Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King Jr Project Description:
– Teacher Directions
– Link to Digital Version via Google Slides
– Project Directions- students are given 12 key events from Dr. King’s life and the Civil Rights Movement. They must put them in chronological order, give a 1-2 sentence description of the events, and include a drawing or image of each event
– 3-Step Chunking Instructions
– 2 Timeline Template Options
– Helpful Links for Students
– Two Options for a Grading Rubric – choose whichever best fits your needs
– Answer Key
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