ERIC Number: ED266218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Martin Luther King, Jr. Resource Guide.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Civil Rights and Intercultural Relations.
This resource guide was developed to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday by providing school personnel with background information and hands-on activities for use with students in Grades K-12. The activities in the guide can be implemented throughout the school year to help students become aware of the social, economic, and political climate during the civil rights movement and to appreciate Dr. King's role as a proponent of civil rights for all people. Following a brief overview, a list of teacher and student objectives, and a chronology table, the guide is divided into two major sections: (1) Lesson Plans and Activities for Grades K-6, and (2) Lesson Plans and Activities for Secondary Grades 7-12. Both sections present five different lesson plans (together with the required readings, plays, charts, illustrations, and timelines) and conclude with a list of additional instructional activities. The activities in Section 1 focus on : (1) King's childhood; (2) his message of mutual understanding and respect (considered in relation to students' own behavior); (3) the facts and accomplishments of King's life; (4) the reasons for celebrating King's birthday; and (5) the chronology of King's life. Section 2 focuses on: (1) the struggle for voting rights; (2) the philosophies and activities of persons who influenced King's press for civil rights; (3) the relationship of King's goals to the goals upon which America was built; (4) the role of groups and organizations in the civil rights movement; and (5) the evolution of nonviolence from the 1940s through the 1960s. The guide concludes with an annotated bibliography of books, teaching aids, and information resources. An appendix includes additional materials and resources. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Civil Rights and Intercultural Relations.