Showing posts with label Martin Luther King Jr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Martin Luther King Jr. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Discovery Education Announces New Virtual Events for Students

This winter Discovery Education will be hosting a series of virtual events for students. The content of the events range from the Inauguration of a President to the Super Bowl to a Pi Day celebration. The event titles, dates, and classroom registration links are listed below.

MLK Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party January 13th at 1pm ET

Inauguration Virtual Experience January 19th at 1pm ET

NFL Live Experience at Super Bowl LI January 31st at 1pm ET

President's Day Virtual Viewing Party February 17th at 1pm ET

Young Scientist Virtual Field Trip Inside 3M February 23rd at 1pm ET

Pi Day Virtual Experience March 14th at 1pm ET

Disclosure: Discovery Education is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com

Monday, January 11, 2016

ReadWorks Offers Articles, Question Sets, and Videos About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Next Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ReadWorks has put together a collection of articles, videos, and question sets for teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. Like all articles and question sets found on ReadWorks this one is indexed by reading ability. The videos in the collection were provided by History.


Applications for Education
One of the aspects of ReadWorks that I like is that lexile scores are listed for each article along with grade levels and Common Core standards. So if Common Core standards are not relevant to your situation, ReadWorks still makes it easy to find fiction and non-fiction articles that are appropriate for your students.

With a free ReadWorks account you can search for lessons and reading passages by grade level, lexile score, reading skill, subject area, and text type (fiction or non-fiction). In your ReadWorks account you can create digital binders of the lesson plans and reading passages that you want to use.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Videos About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day in the US and many schools are closed in observance of the day. If your school is open today or you're looking for some resources about Martin Luther King to use in the next couple of days, here are some video resources that you can use.

A Man of Peace in a Time of War is a 2007 film about the life of Dr. King. The one hour film includes interviews with people who knew Dr. King and with notable people, including Colin Powell, who were influenced by Dr. King. As always, Snag Learning has some discussion questions to accompany the film.

Watch more free documentaries

Below is a video of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.


On Hulu there is an NBC News Time Capsule that includes one of the first in-depth television interviews given by Dr. King. The interview was first broadcast in 1957.


Here is Walter Cronkite broadcasting the news of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968.


For more good resources for teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. see Larry Ferlazzo's excellent list.

Monday, January 18, 2010

11 Video Clips on the Legacy of Martin Luther King

Hulu has assembled eleven news clips documenting the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. If you're looking for some quick resources for teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. watch these clips embedded in the widget below.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Videos and Speeches

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. On SchoolTube I found a nice video of elementary school students portraying famous figures in black history and reciting, in those characters, parts of Dr. King's famous I Have a Dream speech. You can view the video below.



American Rhetoric
is a large collection of famous speeches from the worlds of politics and entertainment. On American Rhetoric I found the text of Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech and I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech. On American Rhetoric they also have videos and audio files to accompany the speeches. Below I have embedded the video of Dr. King's I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech"

Last week I posted some resources for teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. That blog post contained a short excerpt from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. I have embedded below a full length video of his speech. A copy of the transcript of that historic speech can be found here.

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.