Resources for Remembering MLK, Jr

Why do we have a holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?  Explore his legacy in WorldView Software titles American History II, Basic American History II, Civics, and U.S. Government, which all include resources for teaching students about Dr. King and the unfinished struggle for equality.

American History II has the following resources:

  • Overview: The Eisenhower Years
  • Tutorial: Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Internet Project: Emotional Persuasion
  • Internet Project: Using Protest
  • Notable People biography

Basic American History II has the following resources:

  • Overview: Post-War Prosperity and Civil Rights Movement
  • Overview: Domestic Problems during Kennedy-Johnson Years
  • Tutorial: Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Internet Project: Emotional Persuasion
  • Internet Project: Using Protest
  • Notable People biography

Civics has the following resources:

  • Art Gallery: Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony
  • Tutorial: Civil Disobedience
  • Tutorial: American History
  • Notable People biography

U.S. Government has the following resources:

  • Tutorial: Civil Disobedience
  • Notable People biography

Once you’ve given students sufficient background, read Dr. King in his own words:

Letter from Birmingham Jail

I Have A Dream

And if you live in the area, invite them to examine the archives available at Boston University, where Dr. King got his doctorate in systematic theology in 1955. (Unfortunately, the archives are not online.)


BulbgraphOnOffUse the outline page in guided essays to spark in-class discussion on using supporting evidence. Click on “Hint” for ideas.

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Dr. Annelies Kamran is V.P. for Content and Product Development at WorldView Software, Inc.

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