Innovative
Classroom

MLK Internet Photo Timeline

History Lesson Plan

Objectives
Students will use the Internet to search about the life of Martin Luther King. The students will organize King's life events

Materials
computer with Internet access, word processor, construction paper, glue

Procedure

  1. The students will work in groups to search the Internet for photos of major events in Martin Luther King's life. They should note any dates with important information.
  2. After downloading or printing the pictures, the groups will write a summary about their photos.
  3. The groups should then glue the photo essays onto construction paper, numbering the back of the photos to place them in the correct order for the timeline.
  4. **This was also done with a first grade class. The whole class worked together on one project and then hung the photo essays randomly on a bulletin board for the rest of the school's students to put in order. It was a great holiday activity.

Closure
The student groups can switch their projects to see if they can put the other groups' photo timelines into correct order.

Evaluation
The students will be able to recognize the major events of MLK's life and place them in correct order.

More Lesson Plans

Day to Day Learning Guide
Polygons: Angles vs. Sides
Where We Live
Bridge Building
The Olympic Rings
O’Keeffe’s Flowers
Draw a Scientist
Digit Place Game
The Missing Word
Cuisenaire Fractions
Painting Music
Class Ketchup
Dancin’ Raisins
Makeshift Tambourines
Ones and Tens
What is the Bill of Rights?
House of H
The African American Inventor
Homemade Ice Cream
Animal Alphabetizing
One-difference Classification Train
Have We Always Had Jeans?
"Classville"
Can You Sell Your Cereal?
Macaroni Pattern Necklaces
Cinderella Cinderella
Class Rap
Fact versus Opinion
Melting Ice
Assembly Line
Steal the Bacon
Calculator Buying
Density
Coming to America
The Gettysburg Address
Our National Symbol
Pueblo Pottery
Shoes: Practical vs. Fashionable
Crows and Cranes
Predicting Story Outcome - June 29, 1999
Map Your House
LogoWriter: Create a Square
National Anthems of the World
Perspectives in Writing
Picture This
MLK Internet Photo Timeline
Where Do You Live?