Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
LC Lesson Plans
King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail
This lesson encourages students to reflect on nonviolence as an instrument to change unjust laws by studying the Birmingham Campaign of 1963.
The Childrens Crusade & the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
This lesson plan focuses on the role young people played in the African American freedom struggle, specifically the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Model for Social Transformation
The Montgomery bus boycott serves as an ideal historical model for teaching social movements, not only because the boycott achieved an end to segregated seating on city bus lines; but it also illustrates some of the key elements of achieving social transformation: sustained commitment, intense strategizing, and intricate cooperation.
Civil rights or human rights?
This new lesson, featured in the OAH Magazine of History, explores how the African American freedom struggle, better known as the civil rights movement, is part of the global movement for human rights in the 20th century.
Beyound Vietnam
The goal of this unit is for students to analyze, within the context of a particular historical period, Dr. King’s decision to speak out against the war in Vietnam.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?
The primary goal of this lesson is to challenge students’ preconceived notions about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X and the roles they played in the African American struggle for freedom.
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