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Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Learn about Martin Luther King Jr, an outstanding American leader and hero, who was born on January 15. Share the stories of his vision and commitment by using the activities, lessons, and printables below that detail Dr. King's life. There are quizzes, biographies, and art activities on this civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. You'll also find references on his assassination, resources for Black History Month (February), and activities for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Educational Videos

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Videos & Activities


Postage Stamps for Heroes
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
I Have a Dream
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
More Popular Martin Luther King Jr Printables

Lesson Plans

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
African-American Gospel Music
Activities for African Folk Tales
Influencing Others in Our World
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize


The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Civil Rights Quiz
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz


Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Proclamation
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
Conspiracy Theories Behind Martin Luther King's Assassination
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response

Language Arts Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Dream Big, Dr. King
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
"I Have a Dream" Report
More MLK Jr Language Arts Activities

MLK Jr Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
More MLK Jr Art Activities

Martin Luther King Jr Biographies

A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Three African-Americans in the Far West
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why We Can't Wait Teacher's Guide
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Teaching Guide to Marching for Freedom
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

African-American History Resources

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
More African-American History Resources

Black History Month

Brotherhood Book
Dreams Idea Sheets
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Dreams Poetry Unit
Dreams Poem
Montgomery Bus Boycott
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

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