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Martin Luther King day

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Topic:

Martin Luther King Day

LT focus:

To develop and create an awareness of core values such as co-operation, freedom, honesty, love, peace, respect, responsibility, kindness, caring, safety and security.

 

To understand the meaning and importance of equality

Introduction

Before mentioning Martin Luther King, pass around some treats to only half the class (could be just the boys/girls).  After a few minutes ask who did not get a treat and how this made them feel. Explain that this is an example of being inequality/ treated unfairly. Explain that today they will be learning about a man who did not like inequality.

Development

Use PowerPoint about Martin Luther King to introduce him to the class. Discuss and refer back to treats at the beginning of the lesson; this will help with their understanding of how people were treated and why Martin Luther King spoke out.

Role play/drama examples of inequality. Record on the Ipad and watch back. What was unfair about this scenario? What should have happened instead?

Plenary

Give treat to all children who missed out previously. Finish by recapping what we can learn from Martin Luther King and how we can use this in our daily lives.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

Martin Luther King PowerPoint

Use of the Ipad to video record drama

Picture book

Be a king: Dr Martin Luther King Dream and You

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans.

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Topic:

Martin Luther King Day

LT focus: 

  • Pupils will become aware of the ideas and words of Martin Luther King Jr. through his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Pupils will learn about Martin Luther King’s life and his work as a civil rights leader in the US.

Introduction

Teacher will play audio clip of Martin Luther King “I have a dream” speech.

Question pupils on the speech eg

  • Who do you think is making the speech?
  • What is the main message of the speech?
  • To whom might this speech be addressed to?
  • What do country do you think the speech is taking place in?

Inform pupils that the speech was made by MLK.

KWL-what they know already about MLK and what they would like to know more about him?

Development

MLK PowerPoint presentation

Discuss key vocab –

Segregation: separation; keeping people apart

Boycott: avoiding as a means of protest

Discrimination: unfair treatment because of race, ethnicity,gender, or age

Assassinate: kill for political or religious reasons

Watch video of MLK speech-“I have a dream”

Pupils complete their own dream for the future writing activity.

Plenary

Conclude KWL chart

Pupils can share their own dream for the future with a buddy.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

PowerPoint

I have a dream speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyI1LMmV3V0

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Martin Luther King Day

This is a very basic outline to a lesson to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. It requires a number of resources to be added and is placed here for demonstration purposes.

Introduction

KWL chart on Padlet:
Type what we know already about MLK
What we want to know about MLK

Development

Powerpoint Presentation on MLK
Watch videos on Mlk-Speeches-“I have a dream”
Create child’s own I have a dream speech
Observe and sicuss photos of people worldwide celebrating MLK day

Plenary

Wrap up KWL
What we have learned
Complete a quiz on MLK Day

This lesson plan requires lots of resources, which will be added in time.