Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a free, engaging, and interactive lesson about his life and legacy.

Holiday Spotlight: Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a preview of an interactive Nearpod lesson about Martin Luther King, Jr. In this lesson, students travel to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and to explore his legacy as a Civil Rights activist. It’s a great introduction to and overview of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., and it’s ready for your class today!

Nearpod brings history to life!

We know it can be difficult to keep students engaged in the classroom. Printouts and PDFs don’t always cut it, and it can be challenging to keep students’ attention - not to mention actually engage them in learning. That’s where Nearpod comes in. With interactive lessons like the one above about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, you can take students on an interactive journey through history.

Polls, quizzes, and open-ended questions allow teachers to quickly assess students and change course whenever students struggle to grasp information. Nearpod also offers Virtual Field Trips, 3D objects, and Draw It activities that allow students to engage more deeply with content and take more ownership of their learning.

If you’ve never taught a Nearpod lesson, there’s no time like the present to try one! Save time planning with a ready-to-run lesson, or simply customize an existing lesson to fit the needs of your classroom. All of our lessons have gone through a rigorous vetting process and are aligned with research-based pedagogies. They’re interactive, engaging, and enjoyable for you and your students!

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Open quotes icon I love how our 4th & 5th grade math teachers have students use Nearpod on iPads. Active engagement & peer feedback at its best! Close quotes icon - Amy Swiney - Principal at Bevins Elementary