Friday, January 16, 2009

Documents and Videos for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday most schools in the US will closed in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The following are some document and video resources for teaching lessons about Martin Luther King, Jr.

The National Archives has published lesson plans based around this portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. The National Archives also has lesson plans based around this document signed by President Johnson designating April 7, 1968 as a national day of mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Biography Channel has a sizable collection of videos about Martin Luther King, Jr. Their collection includes a video of Dr. King delivering his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Today's episode of CNN Student News includes a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his influence on American society. I have embedded the video below. If you need a quick tool to check for understanding of the video, visit the CNN Student News quiz.