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Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities

January 21, 2019

Teachers looking for Martin Luther King, Jr. activities can visit for lessons like creating a timeline, art, and dream activities that remind kids of his historical impact. 

PBS has activities for grades 7-12 such as students analyzing what "The American Dream" means, and what role racial discrimination may play in failing to attain that dream.

Education World has activities like having students write their own "I Have a Dream" speech and creating a map showing the important places in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The National Park Service created Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Racial and Social Justice: A Curriculum for Empowerment which is a teacher's resource guide that provides activities for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade to explore the rich history of the civil rights movement and the persona of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This educational curriculum was developed by the Alonzo Crim Center for Excellence in Urban Education at Georgia State University.

The National Education Association has a variety of classroom resources including lesson plans, videos, printables, and websites.

Teachers looking for library books about Martin Luther King, Jr. should check out the following: 

For more information or help in finding resources about Martin Luther King, Jr. stop by your local library or call the Children's Department at 419-521-3130.

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