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Find Out About Martin Luther King

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Computer(s), Internet access, projector (optional), speakers and/or headphones

Activity Description

This is a Web based activity with links to Web resources that can be used for a Martin Luther King classroom activity. The original activity was created by Donna Price and posted in 2002, but the links have been updated as of May 2012.


  1. Download and print the student handout and the answer key.
  2. Check each link to make sure it is still working.
  3. Check for appropriateness of level.
  4. Decide which parts of the activity you wish to use with your class. Some of the links are reading while others have audio - you can listen to King's speeches on one of the links.


  1. Introduce the topic of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how his efforts have helped to shape how minorities in America are treated.
  2. Read through the activity with students so they are clear on the activity. Cover any necessary vocabulary words.
  3. Have them work in pairs and visit the Web sites that are part of the activity.



  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced


Basic Communication

  • (2.7) Understand aspects of society and culture

Basic Communication

  • (5.6) Understand civic responsibilities and activities
  • (5.2) Understand historical and geographical information
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.