Celebrate the service and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life by joining us for a virtual viewing party on his birthday! This event features a special video with associated resources and activities to help students understand the history of Dr. King’s work and the importance of service to a healthy community.
Organize students into pairs and distribute some or all of the following quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Prepare students for watching the video by having them complete mini research projects on one of the following topics referenced in the video:
During the second half of the video (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Discussion Questions), pause before or after featured students answer each question to allow your students to offer their own ideas. The discussion questions are as follows:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is perhaps the best-known civil rights leader, but many courageous men and women have fought for civil rights. Encourage students to learn more about the enduring legacy of civil rights activism by researching a prominent leader who is active today. Examples include: