Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. an American Baptist minister changed history through his non-violent approach to tackling race issues in America. He was a key player in the Civil Rights Movement and his campaigns improved the lives of Black citizens of America and the world. His famous “I had a dream” speech still continues to inspire today. The 16th January is his birthday, a day celebrated across the world.

Non-Violence and Civil Rights

  • Explore issues of Non-Violent protests through key players in the Civil Rights Movement with this resource for prompting class debate.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Christian way

  • Presentation and worksheets that explore how Martin Luther King, Jr. was compared to Jesus and how the Christian faith influenced his actions.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood

  • A role play, poetry and debating lesson focusing on Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama

  • A Presentation exploring leadership qualities with a Taboo task to finish.

Martin Luther King, Jr. workbook

  • A clear and simple workbook to introduce Martin Luther King, Jr. to KS1 pupils.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Racism

  • A lesson with presentation and worksheets introducing issues of racism and asking pupils how they would feel in put in the positions King and his associates experienced in 1950s America.

The Race Issue in America

  • A full scheme of work on the history of the American Civil Rights movement from TES Partner, NGfL.

Comparing Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X’s strategies of protest

  • An essay writing frame and assessment criteria for independent writing about these two figures of the Civil Rights movement.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

  • A photo based assembly about Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream Speech

  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech with activities to explore his themes.

Fallen Word Puzzle

  • A fun word puzzle to test pupils’ knowledge.

Persuasive Speech

  • Lesson activities and worksheets using Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech as a starting point for persuasive writing.

Guess the Answer

  • A fun and quick starter activity on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life and dreams

  • Explore how Martin Luther King came to be involved with the Civil Rights Movement and explore his “I have a dream” speech with these literacy lessons.

Report on his life

  • Practise non-fiction writing with this resource pack on the Civil Rights leader.

Racism in the US: Assassination

  • Explore historical sources to discuss why Martin Luther King was murdered in this KS3 history lesson.

Notable Christians

  • From Martin Luther King to Mother Theresa, discover prolific, charitable Christians with this PowerPoint.

FILMCLUB: Martin Luther King Day

  • Try these screening sessions to explore black history in class or as part of an after-school club.

Campaign against racism

  • Try this lesson to introduce pupils to the civil rights movement and wrap up by designing anti-racism posters.