Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Advanced Level Lesson Plan
Thanks to Sarah Nelson, ESL instructor, for sharing this lesson.
The purpose of this lesson plan is to introduce learners to the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as to the Civil Rights Movement. Learners will also reflect on their own experiences and opinions of discrimination and equality.
Pre-reading activity 1 (30 minutes):
Students free write in response to the prompt:
What do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.?
A small group or whole class discussion follows.
On the board, make a list of things students know.
Make a list of questions students have about MLK or the Civil Rights Movement.
Pre-reading activity 2 (15 minutes):
Assign students one underlined vocabulary word and phrase from the MLK biography. Students report back to class with definitions/explanations.