Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have a dream ...” You know the words, but what do you know about the man who said them? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the inspiring life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! You’ll learn what the civil rights movement was, what was different about the United States in the first part of the 20th Century, and what segregation had to do with it. You’ll learn about King’s family background and how he helped begin the Montgomery bus boycott. You’ll also discover who inspired King, and how his non-violent protests lead to Supreme Court decisions banning segregation. Plus, you’ll find out some of the dangers King faced in his fight to end segregation — and how he met an untimely death. Need a hero? You couldn’t find a better one.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Students will sequence the major events in Dr. King's life and discuss Dr. King as a leader and his impact on the civil rights movement using a series of cooperative learning activities and handouts. See more »
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer lots of movie topic pages for the holidays. Here are some ideas for incorporating them into your classroom instruction: Have students generate and answer their own FYI questions related to a particular holiday. As a class, read the FYI questions on the holiday's movie topic page. Ask students to suggest additional questions about the holiday that were not answered in the movie or on the FYI page. Students can work collaboratively to choose one question to research as a group. Have them share their findings in a class Google Doc or blog post which uses the same format as BrainPOP's FYI. Have students read the responses that other groups composed and facilitate a discussion around them. See more »
Dr. King, Similes and Metaphors Lesson Plan: Identifying Literary Conventions in a Historical Speech
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 to 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the purpose of similes. Students will identify examples of simile use in specific historical texts and recognize the power of literary conventions in a historically significant speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to gain a deeper understanding of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Students create a profile of someone who inspires them and share the profile in creative ways with their peers and the community. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Martin Luther King, Jr. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Martin Luther King, Jr. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »