Second Grade Nest: MLK Research Project

Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Research Project



Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research



We are out of school today, but on Friday (and continuing on tomorrow), my students did Martin Luther King Jr. research in our Open Library schedule.

Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research
I found this research paper in a Teacher's Helper catalog. 
It is for any African American during Black History Month, but I decided to pull it for my MLK research. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research
I called ahead to our librarian, Ms. Million, and she set up a lesson for my kids during open library.
She outlined the paper for the kids up here focusing on key words in the questions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research
We used a website called PebbleGo.
It isn't free, however, I would suggest requesting it from your school if you have any funds available. 
At Pebble Go, you can research animals, science, biographies, and social studies topics!

Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research

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Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research
Ms. Million had the website on the ActivBoard for students who were struggling to find a specific topic. She would show the students where to find it on this page. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Research Project- library time and online research
The students worked with their partners and went to work.
Their research skills and reading skills were really challenged, but they found out all about MLK Jr. on their own! They were very proud of themselves.

2 comments:

  1. That looks like an amazing lesson! We are actually going to be using Pebble Go (along with books in the library, er, MEDIA CENTER, haha) to research famous black Americans next month! I created an elaborate unit for it and everything and can't wait--I hope the kids are going to love it. :) Hope you enjoyed your day off--I know I did!

    Gayla
    Teach On.

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