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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Civil Rights Leader

In this class, the students will be introduced to the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. which led to the establishment of a national holiday in his honor.
Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
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year old learners
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55 minute class

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Learning Objectives
1.	The students will identify three beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
2.	The students will describe some important actions of Martin Luther King, Jr’s. in his role as a Civil Rights Leader. 
3.	The students will write a summary of Martin Luther King’s life that includes information about his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. 
NO homework.
 1 file available upon enrollment
1. A copy of the article, Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr. 2. Writing materials for completing a written summary of the article.
Each learner will demonstrate their understanding of the lesson objective by completing a written summary of the article following a guide for writing and a writing prompt.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Article: Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr. 
By Biography.com Editors and A+E Networks, adapted by Newsela staff
Word count: 595
Recommended for Upper Elementary - High School
Subtopics of the article include:
1. Early Years, Education, and Spiritual growth
2. Montgomery Bus Boycott
3. I Have a Dream
4. Death and Legacy


Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
Lives in the United States
Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.
353 total reviews
769 completed classes

About Me

Greetings OutSchool Parents and Students! 
I am Dr. Debra Harper. My specialty areas of teaching are English language arts, beginning, intermediate, and secondary reading skills, beginning, intermediate, and secondary writing instruction, reading... 
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