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Martin Luther King
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(Updated on 10/01/2014)

 

REMEMBER! CELEBRATE! ACT!


1. Who is this man? Click here to find out and answer the question.
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What is he doing on the picture ?
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What can you notice about the people surrounding him?
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2. a) MLK is celebrated every year. When does it take place? What happens on this special day?
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b) When was it created ?
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VOCABULARY

3.QUIZZ : match the words on the left with the words on the right

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Civil rights
a
A strongly held purpose or goal
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Discrimination
b
The practice of refusing to use violent methods to have what you want
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Minister
c
A person allowed to assist with religious ceremony ; a pastor
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Racial
d
The condition of being separated according to racial or ethnic groups
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Segregation
e
Rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S Constitution for an individual or a minority group
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Dream
f
The act of making differentiation in prejudice against people or minority groups
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Speech
g
The action by a person( or a group) as a public display of abjection
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Peace
h
The quality that makes one a leader
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Leadership
i
To deal with a difficult problem or situation
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To struggle
j
Adjective qualifying the relations between races of people
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To protest
k
A public address
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Non violence
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The principle(or quality) of equity
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Justice
m
A state of freedom from war or hostility
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To boycott
n
To refuse to buy, use, attend or deal with something as a means of protest


4. Now complete the sentences below with the words above :

1. I’ve decided to ___________ the canteen : the food is really disgusting!

2. Ms Matus ‘s ____________ is to visit Australia.

2. This math exercise is really difficult. I really _______ with it.

4. Boudhists don’t fight. They are fond of ___________________.

5. Some people are refused some jobs because of the colour of their skin. This is called ___________ ___________________.



HIS LIFE

5. Read the text and answer the questions below :

a) When and where was he born?
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b) What can you say about his family?
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c) What was his job?
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d) Why did he decide to do this job?
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e) When did he die?
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f) How did he die?
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g) What famous prize did he receive? When? What for?
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h) How much money did he receive?
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k) What did he do with it?
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. “I HAVE A DREAM……”

6. Look at this cartoon and answer :
a) When and where did the scene take place?
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b) Who do you recognize?
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c) What is happening?
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7. Listen to MLK’s speech and write the sentence which is repeated several times :
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a) MLK ‘s voice sounds ____________ and ______________.

b) The crowd feels____________ and _________________. We can hear people ____________.


8. Now read MLK’s most famous speech.

a) What message did he want to give?
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b) Select 1 sentence in the text and write it here. Explain why you have chosen this sentence.
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CIVIL RIGHTS

9. What part of the U.S did most of the actions of the Civil rights Movement take place in ?
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Can you imagine why?
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10. Read the captions and find 4 different means used by African American to protest against the situation of the time.
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11. Was MLK’s Civil Rights Movement successful or not? What happened? Who was president of the U.S at that time?

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12. Now you think! Try to find the right answer to these questions!

1) Why are boycotts an effective method of promoting change?
A. Boycotts provide good public relations for businesses.
B. Boycotts can encourage different ideas peacefully.
C. Boycotts begin on college campuses.
D. Boycotts help make incomes for all people more equal.

2) What was the goal of the sit-in?
A. More student jobs
B. Integrated lunch counters
C. Open elections
D. Equal rights

3) Which word best describes the motive behind the Civil Rights Movement?
A. Tolerance
B. Preferred treatment
C. Separate but equal
D. Equality

4) Why were the sit-ins considered a form of passive resistance?
A. Because the protesters were non-violent
B. Because anyone could join the sit-ins
C. Because the protesters believed in their cause
D. Because the sit-ins were kept secret

 

CONCLUSION


13. Now you can test your knowledge about the situation of blacks in the United States.

What can you say about the situations of African Americans in the United States today? Has it evolved?
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14. On MLK’s day, people often send card with a message of peace, hope… to their friends.
Choose an e-card on this website to celebrate MLK’s Day and send it to your beloved teacher...