|Subjects: Educational Technology, Geography, Holidays, Social Studies, U.S. History|
|Grades: 3-5, 6-8|
Students explore places that were important in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
geography, Martin Luther King, U.S. map
Note: Students can complete this activity independently, in pairs, or in small groups.
Point out to students that cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; and Washington, D.C. figured prominently in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Ask: What other places can you think of that are closely associated with Martin Luther King? Write the name of each important location on the chalkboard. Challenge students to research a variety of print and online resources to find information about each of those places.
Tell students that as they locate each place of importance, they should
When students complete their maps, provide a time for them to display their maps and share what they learned with their classmates.
Students complete a simple teacher-created quiz in which they match a place name with the reason that place was important in King's life.
Lesson Plan Source
GRADES K - 12
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Last updated 12/30/2014