The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | BrainPOP

“I have a dream …” Your kids might know the words, but do they know about the man who said them? Source: |

With this BrainPOP movie, teach your students about the inspiring life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the help of Tim and Moby. They’ll learn what the civil rights movement was, what was different about the United States in the first part of the 20th Century, and what segregation had to do with it. They’ll learn about King’s family background and how he helped begin the Montgomery bus boycott, and they’ll also discover who inspired King, and how his non-violent protests lead to Supreme Court decisions banning segregation. Plus, your students will find out some of the dangers King faced in his fight to end segregation—and how he met an untimely death. Need a hero? You couldn’t find a better one.


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