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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Martin Luther King Jr. campaigning for civil rights and racial equality image for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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 inspiring and 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. using these crafts and differentiated activities.

KS2 Assembly - Dr Martin Luther King
BBCTeach

KS2 Assembly - Dr Martin Luther King

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[This assembly framework](https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4mYSfdJBpkY6rCDMrGwgS0y/dr-martin-luther-king-dream-on) is part of a series of School Radio assemblies, which can be found on the [BBC Teach website](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio). This assembly is especially appropriat...
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Activity
ClassPlus

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Activity

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Are you looking for a different engaging activity to teach and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day or Black History Month? This resource is PERFECT to get into the spirit! Some of the concepts and information about this leader can be challenging for our young learners. So, I have created materials...
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. Use the calendar to determine the date of the holiday 2. Figure out how long it has been a holiday 3. List 3 important facts 4. Illustrate and define a vocabulary word 5. Name and give an ...
The Martin Luther King Story
bevevans22

The Martin Luther King Story

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Clear PowerPoint with supporting illustrations telling the story of Martin Luther King, from his birth in Georgia to the announcement of his commemorative day in 1983. Pitched at an UKS2 level but could be useful elsewhere

Secondary

Challenge middle and high-school pupils with these presentations, prompts and activities.

Martin Luther King & Civil Rights
History_Geeks

Martin Luther King & Civil Rights

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This lesson focuses on the role Martin Luther King played in the fight for civil rights. It also includes the part played by Rosa Parks, students and Malcolm X. The lesson includes an essay question which could either be used as a homework question or would facilitate a two hour long lesson. It ...
KS3 History - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
BBCTeach

KS3 History - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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[In this clip](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3-dr-martin-luther-king-civil-rights-leader/zj4j47h) from the [BBC Teach](https://bbc.co.uk/teach) series, [Icons](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3-icons/zr6yt39), Sanjeev Bhaskar explores how Dr Martin L...
Martin Luther King
Krazikas

Martin Luther King

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This resource contains a fully editable, 64-slide PowerPoint presentation 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...
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...