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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


"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Dreams Poem
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Lesson Plans

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


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


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

Language Arts Activities

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
"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
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Martin Luther King Jr Biographies

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

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Dream Big, Dr. King
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
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
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Brotherhood Book
More African-American History Resources

Black History Month

Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Dreams Poetry Unit
MLK Jr. Story
Happy Birthday to MLK
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
Dreams Idea Sheets
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