Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lesson ideas, activities and presentations to teach primary and secondary students about the life and work of civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr.

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Resources to prompt discussion and reflection on the life and work of civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr. 

Celebrated in the US on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to explore how one man took a non-violent approach to tackle racial segregation in the 20th century. From his pacifist approach to fighting for civil rights to his expertise in delivering memorable speeches, Martin Luther King Jr.'s life can teach students about equality, respect and faith.

To help your class discover more about this inspirational man and his legacy within history, we’ve hand-picked a selection of thoughtful presentations, activities and lesson ideas.  

Primary

Encourage younger students to explore the life and work of MLK Jr's using these crafts and differentiated activities.

Martin Luther King project
lisgarten

Martin Luther King project

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This workpack is designed primarily for older children with moderate learning difficulties. It could be adapted for younger children. Children can talk about some sections as well as draw their answers.
Martin Luther King Activity Sheet
WindupTeacher

Martin Luther King Activity Sheet

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Here is an 8.5" x 11" activity sheet for Martin Luther King, Jr. It asks the students to: 1\. Sketch MLK 2\. Use the calendar to determine the date of the holiday 3\. Figure out how long it has been a holiday 4\. List 3 important facts 5\. Illustrate and define a vocabulary ...
Martin Luther King
ScienceSpot

Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King: These Martin Luther King Jr. cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about Martin Luther King Jr. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included. These cootie catchers contain the following vocabulary terms: Martin Luther King, Montgo...

Secondary

Challenge middle and high-school pupils with these presentations, prompts and reading comprehension tasks.

Martin Luther King
History_Geeks

Martin Luther King

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'Outstanding' observed lesson, 7 resources included. An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights groups. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by...
Martin Luther King
Krazikas

Martin Luther King

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This Martin Luther King presentation contains 64 fully editable slides on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, the famous civil rights leader. It is an ideal resource for Martin Luther King Day, celebrated on the third Monday in January, around the time of his birthday. It is also ap...
Martin Luther King Jr.'s  Life and Work - Reading Comprehension
MariaPht

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Work - Reading Comprehension

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A reading Comprehension on Martin Luther King's Life and work as a social activist and leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. There are a lot of comprehension exercises after the text including : True or False, multiple choice, gap filling and finding synonyms exercises. The vocab...