Dr. King in Washington, D.C.: His Speeches and His Memorial - FREE

by  DC Area National Parks and Partners

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Combine the power of words and the power of place by studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a virtual visit to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Explore the Lincoln Memorial, the scene of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the memorial built in Dr. King's honor.  See how Dr. King used words to spread his message and how his legacy is visible in Washington, D.C.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)


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DC Area National Parks and Partners

Rockville, MD
United States

National parks and partners in the Washington, D.C. area are collaborating to offer a variety of programs for 4th and 5th graders.  Choose from science and history topics that fit your curriculum needs.  Explore with your students the amazing resources around the nation's capital.

William Schrack

Program Details


1. Have students share what they know about Dr. King.
2. Virtual tour to the Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
3. Examine some quotes from Dr. King.
4. Time for questions and answers


The participant will
--share previous knowledge about Dr. King
--identify the Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
--look at the significance of the March on Washington
--explore symbolism at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
--examine quotes from Dr. King's speeches

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NCSS (National Council Social Studies)
Dimension 2 History – Historical Sources and Evidence, Perspectives
D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today
D2. His.5.3-5. Explain connection among historical contexts and people’s perspectives at the time.
D2.His.6.3-5. Describe how people’s perspectives shaped the historical sources they created.

State Standards

DC Social Studies:
5.14. Students describe the key events and accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.