Martin Luther King Jr.: Exploring the Purveyor of Peace through Photos
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Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: Three to four class periods
Martin Luther King was a major proponent of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. Many events occurred surrounding this bill, especially events that led to its development. The real question is, “Who was Martin Luther King?” This lesson will involve students learning about the life of Martin Luther King. Students will create a pictorial timeline depicting several important events in Martin Luther King’s life.
Students will research the life of Martin Luther King, analyze the research information and draw their own rendition of scenes in his life; create a class photo album about Martin Luther King; and work cooperatively to design a pictorial timeline.