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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 Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Dreams Poem
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
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
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
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Conspiracy Theories Behind Martin Luther King's Assassination
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Proclamation
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865

Language Arts Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Dreams Idea Sheets
MLK Jr. Story
Dreams Poetry Unit
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Dream Big, Dr. King
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
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
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
More MLK Jr Art Activities

Martin Luther King Jr Biographies

Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Three African-Americans in the Far West
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
I Have a Dream
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Timeline of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
More African-American History Resources

Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
Happy Birthday to MLK
Brotherhood Book
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

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March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
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