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MLK-The King and His Dream

SpotOn Score

2.6
Out of 4.0

Content

3.5

Pedagogy

1.8

Technology

2.5

Standards

N/A

SpotOn Review Summary

2.6 Overall Score

This brief learning video presents age-appropriate, accurate, and clearly narrated information, regarding the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including details from his childhood and information about some of his accomplishments. Students will hear some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches interwoven with the narration, which is both engaging and effective for younger learners in Grades 1-3.

  • Grade Level(s)

    Developed for grades K-4
  • Discipline

    Social Studies
  • Product Type

    Learning Object (Video)
  • Pricing Model

    This resource is available free of charge.

Spot On

  • This resource provides an accurate, grade-appropriate overview of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Narration is clear and easy to follow, and vocabulary used in both the narration and portions of the "I Have a Dream" speech is appropriate for young learners. 
  • This resource is available through YouTube, which enables students to access and view the video independently.

Off the Mark

  • This resource does not offer additional opportunities for differentiation, scaffolding, or extensions.
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Content

Content Quality Review

This brief learning video presents age-appropriate, accurate, and clearly narrated information regarding the life of Martin Luther King Jr., including childhood details (such as his birthdate, information about his parents and why he was named Martin) and accomplishments. Only 3 1/2 minutes in length, this resource would work well alongside read-alouds and class discussion.

Content Quality

3.5

Criteria How are these criteria defined?

Accuracy

3.5

Clarity

4.0

Identifying a sense of purpose

3.0

Pedagogy

Pedagogy Review

In this learning video, students are provided with highlights of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, and the inclusion of portions of his speeches (such as the the famous "I Have a Dream" speech) help students make real-world connections. This video offers students the opportunity to ask thought-provoking questions to further enhance learning. However, there is little to no option for differentiation.

Pedagogy

1.8

Criteria How are these criteria defined?

Engaging students

2.5

Differentiation -- Personalized Learning

1.0
Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Create
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze
  • Apply
  • Understand
  • Remember
Instructional Uses
  • Extension
  • Inquiry/Problem Solving
  • Guided Learning
  • Learning Support
  • Assessment

Technology

Technology Review

This resource is available through YouTube, which enables students to access and view the video independently. The design of the video is easy to use, simple to navigate, and provides age-appropriate language and engaging graphics. Educators should note that using YouTube could present issues, depending on a school district's firewall policy.

Technology

2.5

Criteria How are these criteria defined?

Design

2.5

Student Navigation

2.5

Standards

Topics Alignment Review

This short video provides an accurate overview of Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, and a few of his accomplishments. While viewing the video, students will hear some of Dr. King's speeches interwoven with the narration, which is both engaging and appropriate for younger learners in Grades 1-3. It would be a strong supplement to a read-aloud and class discussion.

Topics Alignment

N/A

This content is not standardized curriculum, and as such, it is not measured against state standards.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
Kindergarten–Grade 5
SL
Speaking & Listening:
SL.1
Grade 1:
CC
Comprehension and Collaboration:
SL.1.3
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.2
Grade 2:
CC
Comprehension and Collaboration:
SL.2.3
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
SL.3
Grade 3:
CC
Comprehension and Collaboration:
SL.3.3
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Reviewed on September 12, 2016

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Content & Features

  • Product Type: Learning Object (Video)
  • Subject Area(s): American History
  • Copyright/Release Date: 2011
  • Resource Time: Less than 5 minutes

WatchKnowLearn's Product Description

This selection provides information on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The selection features drawings illustrating the life of Dr. King accomapnied by narration.  This video compliments the text exemplar story " Martin Luther King and the March on Washington".  (3:22)

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Features

  • LTI Compliant
  • Technology-enhanced Assessments
  • Teacher Resources
  • Supports ELL
  • Personalized Content
  • Personalized Assessments
  • Multiple Reading Levels
  • Lexile Levels
  • Embed Code

Accessibility

Accessibility Features

  • Provides literacy tools
  • Screen reader compliant
  • Tab controls
  • Captioned videos
  • Alternative text annotations
  • Audio descriptions
  • Suitable for users with low vision
  • Suitable for deaf/hard-of-hearing users
  • Braille version
  • Large print version
  • NIMAS Compliance

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Support & Resources*

  • On-site Service
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Supported Devices

  • Chromebook
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Android phone
  • Android tablet
  • Computer
  • Device agnostic

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