Reflection: Classroom Setup A Deeper Look at Post-Modernism with MLK Jr. - Section 3: Application


I was so incredibly impressed with the degree of skill that my students employed when picking out and evaluating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s arguments and language!  I really felt like this appreciation for his work came as a direct result of the deeper understanding of the time period and what exactly he was facing during this time.  When I made the decision to not allow duplicate ideas on the collaborative document, I was worried that students might just get overwhelmed and give up, but they really had unique and well-evidenced ideas to back up their statements.  It was refreshing to see all students, even those who sometimes struggle in activities like this, to find success in this complex activity!

  Improved Analysis Quality as a Result of Building Background Knowledge
  Classroom Setup: Improved Analysis Quality as a Result of Building Background Knowledge
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A Deeper Look at Post-Modernism with MLK Jr.

Unit 10: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: SWBAT analyze a set of texts, video, and images, including MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" in order to describe how efforts to desegregate the United States have unfolded since the late 1940's.

Big Idea: So you're saying that despite MLK's eloquence and major Civil Rights efforts, some places are MORE segregated than they were in 1968?!

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