Reflection: Real World Applications My Brother Martin Close Read - Section 4: Closure


This lesson showed that Christine King Farris was indeed her brother Martin's keeper.  She detailed their childhood and the nurturing life they experienced in the King family.  I closed the lesson by telling my students that Mrs. Farris did not let her brother's dream of equality for all people die when he was assassinated, she kept working in the civil rights struggle as a keeper of her brother's dream.  She, indeed, was her brother's keeper.

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My Brother Martin Close Read

Unit 9: Black History
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT gain understanding and insight from Christine King Farris' writing about her brother the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Big Idea: Students gain insight and understanding about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from reading the story "My Brother Martin" by Christine King Farris.

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English / Language Arts, Civil Rights 1945-1960, Martin Luther King Jr., Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), close read, family, heritage, My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris, technology
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