Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? {Black History Month Novel Study}
Black History Month Resource:

Connect American History and literature by reading the novel Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? by Bonnie Bader.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist who led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of African Americans. He dreamed that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race did not matter. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Noble Peace Prize in 1964 and his speeches still inspire many to this day.

In this unit, students will learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s role in establishing new laws in the United States and the challenges he faced while promoting equal rights. His story of determination will enthrall your students and inspire them to learn more about influential black Americans.

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? novel study contains eleven pages of higher level thinking comprehension questions with an answer key and eleven extension activities focusing on reading literature.

Included in this Black History Month novel study are:

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11 Pages of Comprehension Questions with an Answer Key

11 Pages of Extension Activities – Reading Literature Focus
*KWHL – Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?
*Summary - Jim Crow Laws
*Drawing Conclusions - Mahatma Gandhi
*Beginning, Middle & End - Montgomery Alabama: The Cradle of the Confederacy
*Main Idea and Details - Rosa Parks
*Problem and Solution - The Fifteenth Amendment
*Fact and Opinion - Brown v. The Board of Education
*Symbolism - Major Features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
*True or False – The Gettysburg Address
*Making Connections – Nobel Peace Prize & Civil Rights Leaders
*Thick Questions – Watts Riots
*Cause and Effect – James Earl Ray

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Created: Aug 18, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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