Civil-rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on 4 April 1968. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of King’s death, this B1 sequence will allow pupils to explore his life and legacy.
After briefly sharing what they already know about this inspiring figure, students will watch a video and learn more about MLK’s final days and his assassination. In groups, they will then collect more information from adownloadable animated slideshow about his life and achievements in order to write MLK’s obituary.
Culture, language and structures
- Martin Luther King, Jr
- the Civil Rights movement
- expressing the past
- time markers
- be allowed to / be able to / be forbidden to / have to
- making and discussing hypotheses
Articles for Class Use
There are articles about Martin Luther King in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 appropriate for A1+, A2 and B1-level pupils. To see the resources, download them or use them online, register now or log in to the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 then go to:
Articles de presse > A1+, A2, B1 > Information, communication, citoyenneté > “Martin Luther King, an American Hero”.
Library of Congress
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> School Integration Webpicks
> African American History on the Web
> Martin Luther King Day on the Web
> Frederick Douglass on the Web
> Civil Rights: The Montgomery Bus Boycott