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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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Jennifer Nguyen

November 28, 2017

I think this is a very fun lesson plan. It is very thoroughly thought out. I like the little activities that leads to the culminating activity. I think the virtual tour of MLK Jr's house is so smart, I feel like that may be a very good resource that not a lot of people have heard of or have used. I like the consistent visit to the KWL chart to add or take away questions as the students work. The culminating activity is a birthday party for MLK. The students get to plan it, and make the invitations for it, and at this point, they know a lot about him so they can plan those things accordingly to his life, and the things that he liked/loved during his childhood.



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