Virtual Field Trip to MLK Day: Civil Rights & Martin Luther King, Jr.
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students learn about the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout this journey, students learn about various people, events, and milestones in the Civil Rights Movement. The journey starts with Mahatma Gandhi and the Great Salt March, opening the door for students to understand the connection between Gandhi and MLK. Students then explore events like the Montgomery Bus Boycott, The March on Washington, The Selma to Montgomery March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Students end the trip by learning about continuing efforts for equality in America. This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more to engage students while they learn about this important topic.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of history and reading skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. It incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, social studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing, Social Studies, & Art – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- The Salt March
- Gandhi’s Salt March
- Mahatma Gandhi: An Inspiration
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott
- MLK and the Bus Boycott
- Comparing MLK & Gandhi
- The March on Washington
- March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom
- “I Have a Dream”
- Selma to Montgomery March
- Marching to Montgomery
- Voting Rights Act of 1965
- Reflecting on the March and #BLM
- MLK: An Inspiration
- #Black Lives Matter
- More to Explore!
Answer Key Included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 4th & 5th Grade+: Independent for on-level students. Can also be used with teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.
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