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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
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
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Lesson Plans

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


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


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

Language Arts Activities

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Dreams Poetry Unit
Dreams Idea Sheets
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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MLK Jr Art Activities

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

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

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
I Have a Dream
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Dream Big, Dr. King
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Why We Can't Wait Teacher's Guide
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)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
More African-American History Resources

Black History Month

Brotherhood Book
Montgomery Bus Boycott
"I Have a Dream" Report
MLK Jr. Story
Happy Birthday to MLK
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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