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Martin Luther King Jr

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. Questions
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
More Popular Martin Luther King Jr Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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


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

Language Arts Activities

Dreams Poem
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams Idea Sheets
MLK Jr. Story
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Dream Big, Dr. King
More MLK Jr Language Arts Activities

MLK Jr Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
Postage Stamps for Heroes
More MLK Jr Art Activities

Martin Luther King Jr Biographies

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

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Teaching Guide to Marching for Freedom
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Why We Can't Wait Teacher's Guide
Timeline of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

African-American History Resources

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Happy Birthday to MLK
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
More African-American History Resources

Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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