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Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK): Fact Fan Research Project




This project guides students through their research of MLK Jr.’s life and legacy. Fact Fans integrate reading, writing, and history, which both saves precious prep time and engages students. This project is ideal for practicing note-taking, introducing research, for center work, fast finishers, independent projects, and as a supplement to your Civil Rights, Martin Luther King Jr., or history unit.

Included in the download: 

  • A list of Recommended Resources, including websites for research and books for mini-lessons
  • Note-taking sheets
  • Fan pages for researching Dr. King’s life
  • Word Wall cards for key the vocabulary words: segregation, equality, injustice, and Civil Rights
  • Complete answer keys

The project is simple!

  • Students record their notes on the provided Note-taking Sheet.
  • An answer key is provided so the information can be checked for accuracy before being published onto the fans.
  • Students color the images, record their information, cut out the fan, and hole-punch at the bottom.
  • A metal brad through the circles completes the project.

Students will research:

  • MLK Jr.’s childhood
  • Family and education
  • His purpose
  • His speech at the March on Washington
  • Final Years
  • His legacy
  • Important Words (vocabulary)

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