Lesson Six: Socratic Seminar: Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail

Lesson Plan:

Students prepare for and participate in a Socratic Seminar to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
Lesson 6: Letter from Birmingham Jail Seminar (PDF)

Teacher Resources:

Teacher Resource 6.A: Seminar Norms (PDF)
Teacher Resource 6.B: Teacher Tips for Socratic Seminar Facilitation (PDF)

Student Handouts:

6.1: Letter from Birmingham Jail Excerpts (PDF)
6.2: Statement from Alabama Clergymen (Link to TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
6.3: Seminar Ticket (PDF)

Lesson Websites:

Picture of Martin Luther King, Jr being arrested: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/king/aa_king_jail_1_e.html

Additional Lesson Resources:

None

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