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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos

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Articles & Question Sets

Note: For read-aloud, it is appropriate to use passages at higher levels than your students' independent reading levels.

Kindergarten - 1st Grade

"Martin Luther King Jr."
Lexile: 470

2nd - 4th Grade

"An American Leader" 
Lexile: 810

"A Great Leader"
Lexile: 900

5th - 8th Grade

"Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham City Jail"
Lexile: 1220
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"The King Holiday"
Lexile: 1300
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9th - 12th Grade

"Oct. 14, 1964: King Wins Nobel Peace Prize"
Lexile: 1320
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"Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination"
Lexile: 1600
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"10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr."
Lexile: 1400
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"Selma to Montgomery March"
Lexile: 1530
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"March on Washington"
Lexile: 1430
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"Civil Rights Act"
Lexile: 1450
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"Voting Rights Act"
Lexile: 1410
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Videos Related to The Civil Rights Movement

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