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Suzy Lolley

Martin Luther King Jr. Critical Thinking

Grades: 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: History

Student Instructions

In this activity, you will reflect on facts you've learned about MLK Jr. and try to figure out how the icons relate to his life. 1. Look at each of the five icons, and figure out what each one is. 2. Next, think about what that symbol might mean about Martin Luther King, Jr. 3. Finally, push the mic to share your thoughts. When you finish, push the check to submit to your teacher.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

The icons pictures include these: jail (MLK was arrested several times.) dream (to represent his "I Have a Dream" speech) bus (for the Montgomery Bus Boycott or bus segregation in general) Atlanta (where he was from) black and white (Jim Crow laws or segregation) Also, you may want to show the Brainpop or Brainpop Jr. videos about MLK, Jr. before completing this activity.