Black History Month Research for Grades 4-6
Then the students take notes on the basic information learned in this first lesson. In the second lesson, students reread the text with the purpose of locating facts about Martin’s early years and later years and add that information to their note taking sheets. The teacher models how to use the information on the note taking sheet to create a trifold brochure about Martin’s life. Then students use their notes to start their own trifold brochures. During the next lessons, students are led step-by-step through rereading the text, researching other sources, and taking additional notes about Martin Luther King’s awards and accomplishments, character traits, and meaningful quotes. A great place to get additional resources is youtube. You can find great short videos like this one to show your students. They can add more information to their note sheets while watching the video.