Teachers looking for Martin Luther King, Jr. activities can visit Education.com 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:
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by James Ransome
Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud
I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson; illustrated by Frank Morrison
Martin Luther King, Jr. : Civil Rights Leader by Grace Hansen
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Brian Collier
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III; illustrated by AG Ford King
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart: A Story About Martin Luther King, Jr., Through the Eyes of His Niece by Angela Farris Watkins; illustrated by Eric Velasquez
We March by Shane W. Evans
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader; illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf
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.« Back to Blog