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Brief Bio of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Video Length: 2:26

Updated on: 01/12/2023

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short biography video and do a listening exercise about Martin Luther King Jr. It includes discussion questions and other speaking activities about Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights, and racial discrimination in the USA. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes follow-up discussion based on quotes in the video, and an activitiy on adjectives describing Martin Luther King Jr. There is an additional 'I have a dream...' task, an optional bonus activity, and a quiz & review section included.

Video Description

Martin Luther King died of an assassin's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, ending his leadership of a nonviolent campaign for equal rights for African Americans.

Lesson Activities

Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination
Topics Sequencing, Video Information/Facts Task, Martin Luther King Jr. descriptions
Definition Matching, Adjectives, Video Quotes
"Despite" (Conjunction)
'I have a dream...' Task, Optional Bonus Activity, Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Discrimination, Racism, Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights

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