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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


Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
I Have a Dream
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Lesson Plans

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


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


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

Language Arts Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams Idea Sheets
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams Poetry Unit
"I Have a Dream" Report
More MLK Jr Language Arts Activities

MLK Jr Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
Postage Stamps for Heroes
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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: Dream Big, Dr. King
Teaching Guide to Marching for Freedom
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Why We Can't Wait Teacher's Guide
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African-American History Resources

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
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Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Montgomery Bus Boycott
MLK Jr. Story
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