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Interactive video lesson plan for: Martin Luther King Jr. Story Read by LeVar Burton - Reading Rainbow Story Time

Activity overview:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. Watch as LeVar Burton reads you a story about Dr. King's life from the Friendship Baptist Church in Pasadena, California. The Story Time video focuses on teaching children about the importance of the acceptance of others, no matter differences in personal, religious, political, or physical dissimilarities.

Not only is this Story Time video tremendously personal and meaningful for LeVar, who in 2000, proudly received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Album: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., but the video is embedded with a positive message of the value of human kindness and resiliency that both children and adults can find relatable.

Special thanks to Friendship Baptist Church in Pasadena, CA for allowing us to film in their sanctuary.

About Reading Rainbow: The beloved brand parents have trusted for 30 years, has been reimagined as an award-winning app for kids. Reading Rainbow takes children on a guided reading adventure hosted by LeVar Burton. Filled with a library of quality ebooks and kids videos for ages 3-9, the educational app is free to try. New children's books, videos, reading activities and educational games are added every week expanding the collection and encouraging kids to believe they too "go anywhere, be anything."For more information about Reading Rainbow, visit ‪http://www.readingrainbow.com

Reading Rainbow and the Reading Rainbow logo are the registered trademarks of WNED Buffalo. Reading Rainbow and the Reading Rainbow logo are the registered trademarks of WNED Buffalo.

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