ERIC Number: ED449527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. [Lesson Plan].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
This lesson plan teaches students about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students listen to a brief biography, view photographs of the March on Washington, and read a portion of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. After studying Dr. King's use of imagery and allusion, students create original poetic phrases about freedom and illustrate them with symbols representing the forms of freedom that have yet to be realized in the United States. After its 6 lessons, students will have: (1) learned about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.; (2) observed and studied King's use of figurative language in his "I Have a Dream" speech; and (3) become aware of inequities that still exist in the United States. Intended for grades 3-5, the plan notes subject areas covered (language arts, literature, United States history and social studies), time required to complete the lesson, skills used and taught in the lesson, and the standards developed by professional associations or governments that are related to the lesson. Activities to extend the lesson and further resources conclude the lesson plan. (SR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, United States History
Full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/mlk.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.