Teach your students about the importance of the Civil Rights Movement, access new professional development opportunities, and see what's happening on MPT!
Civil Rights Activities
Conflict and Peace in
the Twentieth Century World
Teach your students about 20th century war, conflict and peace in
MPT’s social studies-themed literacy activity. Just in time for MLK Day, one of the activities uses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” to help students learn about cause and effect. Skills/objective: determine the content and meaning of a source, identify organization of text.
STAND! Untold Stories
from the Civil Rights Movement
16, 9:00 pm on MPT.
Tune into MPT to learn about the key events which led to Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, selecting
Birmingham, Alabama as the site for the now famous Project
Extend learning into the classroom with this collection of activities from PBS
LearningMedia. Resources include archival news footage, primary sources, and interview
segments to help students learn about civil rights.
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MPT/PBS Program Highlights
NOVA: The Nuclear
January 11, 9:00 pm on MPT
Despite a catastrophe, a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge
phoenix-like from the ashes of Fukushima. View clip here!
STAND! Untold Stories from the Civil Rights Movement
January 16, 9:00 pm on MPT (See above for details)
States of America
January 17 & 18, 9:00 pm on MPT (2 night miniseries)
Examine the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and
charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both
sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the
country. View clip here!