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A Job Fit for a King—Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The third Monday in January marks the day that we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he left behind. His leadership and commitment to the civil rights movement will never be forgotten. Celebrate his achievements,...
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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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Grade 10, ELA, Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Modern learners may be able to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s influence within the Civil Rights Movement, but can they identify how that influence has affected their lives today? Class members conduct a brief amount of research...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
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A Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How much do your learners know about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Set up an opportunity for kids to learn about Dr. King while practicing reading fluency with a reader's theater activity. The script is for four voices and includes...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only paved the way for African American citizens' civil rights, he created an example for women's groups, Hispanic groups, and groups with disabilities to fight for their rights as well. Learn more with a...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream - Mini Book

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. by sharing his dream of equality for all with young readers. This printable book includes simple sentences and one- and two-syllable words that make it a perfect...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: His Legacy as Seen Through the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Invite your middle schoolers to analyze the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They will research selected Internet websites regarding the CORE and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. Your class will extend their research using...
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Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Why do schools and government offices close one day every January to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Young learners discover the achievements and lasting significance of this influential figure in American history with...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers K - 8th
Students investigate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this civil rights lesson, students gain information about civil rights, the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott and the sacrifices people made for equal rights.
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Geography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Young geographers follow Dr. Martin Luther King's journey during the civil rights movement by identifying major events on a map of the eastern United States, such as his birth in Atlanta, Georgia and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in...
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The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While most Americans can identify civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they often are not aware of how controversial he was in his time. Using video resources that include documentation of the first federal holiday to honor him...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a...
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Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use text and photos to visualize the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. They analyze Dr. King's speech for examples of imagery and allusion and create original poetry and illustrations...
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence

For Teachers K - 5th
Using the book, Martin's Big Words, learners will discover the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vocabulary is identified throughout the story by using several his famous protest speeches as examples. Class discussions on racism, during...
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Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 8th
Introduce your class to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his many accomplishments through a one-page biography. Class members read the text and respond to three questions included at the end. 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here, young historians compare their early lives to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s. They listen to a read aloud of a story by Dr. King's sister, and then write in the provided reflective journal template. Lastly, they share their...
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers K - 2nd
Primary learners will embrace diversity and celebrate multiculturalism through these engaging activities. Which include reading the story Martin Luther King and singing the song "A Man Named King." They will also explore the concept of...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students explore equality by researching the life of a famous Civil Rights Leader. In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students create a timeline of King's life and identify the important contributions he made to African-American...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scavenger Hunt

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. scavenger hunt worksheet, students visit a specific website on the Internet as they participate in a scavenger hunt on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to answer five questions.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Team Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students sequence the events of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, after first being read a biography. The facts are on strips of paper, which are later glued end to end.
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Dr. Martin Luther King's Visit to Seattle

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How was the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. viewed by others during the 1960s? After watching an oral history video, your class members will learn more about Dr. King's ability to personally connect with others, as well as discover...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have A Dream" is hailed as one of the most eloquent and moving speeches of the 20th century. But what makes his words hit his listeners' ears in just the right ways? Young orators study Dr. King's...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: From Civil Rights to Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read essays and participate in a discussion that examines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stance on both civil rights and the broader issue of human rights. They conduct research about King's life and work, analyze quotes from his...
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Martin Luther King

For Teachers 2nd
This PowerPoint has simple slides that outline Martin Luther King's life and pivotal moments in his career. Important facts are an excellent jumping off point for further discussion, research or class project or as a review for...
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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Dr. Martin Luther King activity instructional activity, students use the 43 clues to identify the words needed to complete the crossword puzzle.
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Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your class to investigate racism and civil rights by analyzing the great Dr. Martin Luther King's speech. Your learners will read the words from the "I Have a Dream" speech and analyze the political and racial overtones. They will...
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Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Wow! Contained within this PowerPoint is not just one great activity or lesson, but five. Each lesson relates to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King and covers a different writing or research skill. Students will determine fact...
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A Mini lesson on Semicolons

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-lesson on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how this...
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Life and Times: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The life and times of Martin Luther King Jr. are outlined in this simple-yet-informative presentation. This is an image-rich slide show depicting scenes from his personal and public life. A great resource to use with a unit on the civil...
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The Makings of a Great Leader: The Childhood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
  Students examine why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered to be such a great man, by listening to the many anecdotes about his experiences.  For this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students read the story about Ruby Bridges and...
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Quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 7th
In this quotations worksheet, students read and analyze 7 quotations by Martin Luther King, Jr. Students match each quote to the correct interpretation.
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Martin Luther King Jr.: A Clothesline Timeline

For Teachers K - 12th
Students use print and online resources to obtain information about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. They identify important events in King's life. They sequence lists of important events by date.
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Martin Luther King, Jr: A Pre-and Post Reading Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students complete an anticipatory set (pre-reading activity) concerning Martin Luther King Jr., then participate in differentiated reading exercises to read the selection "Celebrating the Life and Contributions of Martin Luther King Jr."
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
After reading the article "Kings Dream Everyday," class members conduct a Socratic seminar discussion of Martin Luther King,s contributions to the civil rights movement. They then read and respond to a passage from Michael Eric Dyson's...
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Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Play Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech to your young learners, encouraging them to follow along with the paper copy in front of them. There are discussion questions, pictures, and a graphic organizer attached....
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore U.S. history by reading biographical information of a famous American leader. In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students identify the great African American Civil Rights leader and his key contributions to the...
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Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of non-violent resistance. In this political philosophies lesson, students study the political tactics of Mohandas Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in order to discover how each of...
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Our Story: Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence

For Teachers 1st - 4th
In this parent and child activity, young learners read Martin’s Big Words and a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There is a wonderful guided reading pdf that defines challenge words and provides reading tips. The object of this...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr's life. They gain an understanding of the Jim Crow Laws and The Civil Rights Movement, as well as becoming familiar with Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Groups of...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a selection about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and answer a set of 10 fill-in-the-blank comprehension questions. 
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RBG Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Studies Lesson Plan-Guide

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Explore Martin Luther King Jr.  Students listen to a speech given by Martin Luther King, and interpret his message. They discuss civil rights and how Martin Luther King Jr. exhibited good citizenship, then brainstorm ways in which they...
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Understanding King's Use of Metaphors in the

For Students 7th - 10th
One of the most famous and well-crafted speeches of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, consists of rich metaphors and rhetorical language. Using a provided graphic organizer, students analyze five quotes...
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Socratic Seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Key in the struggle to gain the rights of democratic citizenship was the April 1963 arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil disobedience. To deepen their knowledge and understanding of events during the civil rights movement,...
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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"

For Teachers 10th
Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech provides the text for a study of how to analyze a speaker’s content, delivery and attitude. Visual learners identify specific lines that reveal King’s purpose and point of view while...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a study in celebrating people

For Teachers K - 5th
Students analyze obstacles in their own life by studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this humanity lesson, students create T-charts listing the obstacles one faces in life and how they can be overcome. Students compare and contrast...
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Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was the clarion call for the modern Civil Rights Movement. Using the immortal words of King, an animated screen allows pupils to hear his words delivered to the March on Washington in...
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Martin Luther King, Jr's, I Have A Dream Speech

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders display their understanding of the symbolism and references that Dr. King used to enrich his famous speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, by constructing a jackdaw: a collection of documents and...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...
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Dr. King's Dream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., reflect on section of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, discuss inequities that still exist in the United States, and create picture books about their own dreams of freedom for...
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Christianity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the influx of Christian principles in nonviolent resistance. In this Civil Right Movement lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s interpretation of Christianity and the...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this comprehension instructional activity, students read a passage about Martin Luther King and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about Martin Luther King and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 1st
While this presentation is designed to be used as a lesson plan, it could be used in the classroom to guide a discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are several activity suggestions and a list of resources that could be used in...
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Martin Luther King and Malcom X on Violence and Integration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were contemporaries. Both were gifted orators, both were preachers, both were leaders during the Civil Rights era, both were assassinated. But the two had very different views on violence and...
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Understanding Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore civil rights by researching the late Dr. King. In this African American leader lesson, 3rd graders read the book Martin's Big Words which explore the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s principals and...
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A Time to Break Silence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
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Letter from Birmingham Jail Active Reading SkillBuilder

For Students 11th - 12th
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is the text used as the basis of a packet of skill-building activities. After a close reading of the letter, individuals identify the type of arguments King uses and the allusions he...
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Dr. King's Leadership and Character

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Focusing on Martin Luther King Jr, this lesson explores the qualities of a leader. First, learners listen to a story about Ruby Bridges. Then, they discuss the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Finally, they discuss the characteristics of...
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Remembering Two Trailblazers of African American History: Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use the Internet and printed resources to research the lives and contributions of Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They summarize their research in a report and prepare a presentation for the class.
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Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too

For Teachers K - 12th
Encourage your pupils to imagine their own dreams for the future. After studying three poems by Langston Hughes and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, young poets craft their own dream stanza. 
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In King's Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze writings of Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. They read and discuss an article, and in pairs, research and analyze a written work or speech by Dr. King, create a mixed media collage to represent the text, and write an artist...
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I Have a Dream Poster

For Teachers 1st - 12th
An image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a line from his famous “I Have A Dream” speech will inspire your pupils to look beyond skin color and consider the character of others.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 4th
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day in your classroom with this reading comprehension worksheet. Readers will enjoy learning about Dr. Martin Luther King's life. Their knowledge will be tested with five multple choice questions. Another...
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Dreams Progress

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Has society progressed to the dream Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in his famous address during the civil rights movement? Learners work with a partner to analyze one excerpt from King's "I Have A Dream" speech and find a current image...
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the clues about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the words from the word box to complete the crossword puzzle.
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Martin Luther King

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners explore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his "I Have A Dream" speech.
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Zoom-In: Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine an image of a rally with Martin Luther King Jr. to determine what is happening and why it is important. In this primary source and Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, 5th graders examine an image of Dr. King making a...
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Developing Media Literacy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
To protect young people from questionable content, many schools limit access. This resource suggests that because learners can so readily avail themselves to unrestricted Internet access, it is vital for 21st century learners to develop...
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I Have a Dream… Personal Narrative: Writing About Your Dream for the World.

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do your pupils want to change the world? Find out with this writing prompt, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s well-known speech. The resource provides the prompt and lines for writing.
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The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement

For Students 8th - 12th
Deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement with this collection of primary documents. This resource contains 22 video transcripts about desegregation, voting rights, black power, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more. You might...
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Civil Rights: Martin Luther King

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers access and navigate the Trackstar website to research information about the U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. They read text about Dr. King, answer discussion questions, and analyze pictures.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr., Excerpt of Telephone Conversation

For Students 8th - 11th
Imagine listening in on a conversation between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as Johnson outlines the support he needs from King to pass the legislation required for programs essential for "The Great...
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Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. They explore various websites, conduct Internet research, and develop a presentation that analyzes an event and place of the Civil Rights...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading instructional activity, students read the passage about Martin Luther King Jr. and answer seven recall reading comprehension questions.
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Martin Luther King

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Identify contributions that Martin Luther King, Jr. made to society through assigning a research project! Third and fourth graders write about how it felt to be discriminated against during the game. They describe something they can do...
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King's Dream Revisited

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They complete a Webquest, listen to an excerpt from a speech, take an online quiz, answer discussion questions, and read newspaper articles about current...
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Using an Electronic Organizer as a Pre-Writing Activity about Lincoln and King

For Teachers 5th
The use of an electronic graphic organizer is the focus of this technology activity. Pupils read poems about Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, they compare and contrast the two men by utilizing a Venn Diagram that has...
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Busting the Myth of MLK Jr.

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the differences between how MLK, Jr. and his famous speech are perceived and what actually happened. In this lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, students examine the simplification of MLK, Jr.'s life and famous...
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Discovering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover Martin Luther King Jr. by creating a timeline.  For this U.S. history lesson, students read an article about the civil rights movement and it's biggest player, Martin Luther King Jr.  Students recreate a timeline of...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Childhood Stories of Truth and Nonviolence

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, 5th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of King's early life and how that life contributed to his...
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The Man, The Dream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss how one person's life can affect a community . In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students read about Dr. King's life and contributions. They formulate ideas about how they can meet the needs of their own community.
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The Many Shades of Our World

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover diversity. In this civil rights lesson, students consider that skin color is unique and that diversity is common in the world as they complete artwork that reflects the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Analyzing Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Follow the Dream: Celebrating Diversity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
The teachings of tolerance and diversity are necessary and poignant at all times of the year and for every grade level. This lesson focuses on Dr. King's message and how it has impacted African/American culture. Students will complete a...
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Martin Luther King, JR.

For Teachers 1st
 Young researchers use Apple’s Writing Center to format and publish a report on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Using previously gathered information, class members learn how to import information, capture and caption photos, and format a...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Word Search

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Martin Luther King worksheet, students read 10 words that pertain to the civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students circle the words in a word search puzzle.
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Free at Last: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students view the "I Have A Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. They use the Internet to research Martin Luther King's life and work.
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Students 10th - 11th
For this Martin Luther King Jr. Day vocabulary worksheet, students select the best word to complete the sentence. They are challenged by words that relate to Martin Luther King Jr.
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Word Art with King's Words

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate equality and racism by creating a word art project.  In this civil rights lesson, students discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and create a word art project using the Internet site Wordle Web.  Students...
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Reaching to the Clouds for Equality

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of equality. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students read Martin's Big Words, discuss fairness, and create a cloud with their dream recorded on it.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers learn what goals Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had when he wanted to change the inequality of the United States.
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Day 6

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this research skills lesson, students read Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport. Students then research selected...
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A Peaceful Leader

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life and message is just as important today as it was in his lifetime. Introduce elementary learners to the movement for civil rights with a timeline of Dr. King's life, as well as comprehension...
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Living Legacies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the contemporary commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., research the positive impact another famous person has had on society and the images that best represent the actions and beliefs of that person.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Day Alphabetical Order

For Students 5th - 6th
In this alphabetical order activity, learners read the words associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and then alphabetize the words on the blanks.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers K - 1st
Students identify celebrations and holidays as a way of remembering and honoring persons of the past. They experience unfair treatment in snack time and relate their feelings to that of African Americans and the legacy of Dr. Martin...
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For King’s Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream "Cannot Wait"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
"Hate is why we cannot wait." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s attorney and advisor Clarence B. Jones' six words on race are at the center of an article that reflects on the civil rights movement. After reading the article, middle schoolers...
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Eyes Worldwide on the Prize

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and see how it has been produced in China by reading an online article. They study discrimination in the world and write responses to the speech.
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The Making of a Holiday: MLK, Jr. Day

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore the life of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss the events surrounding his death and the significance of the federal holiday honoring Dr. King. As a class, they read about Dr. King's work for...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate and read about the life and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. They listen to a biography and take notes, complete a pictorial story, and complete a writing assignment in response to questions about civil...
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 5th - 6th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 20 words from the word box and the clues to help complete the crossword puzzle about Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this word scramble learning exercise, students use words in the word bank associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to unscramble the list of words. Students spell 20 words correctly.
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Understanding the Theoretical Basis for Civil Disobedience

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Henry David Thoreau's 'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' and Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." In this civil disobedience lesson, students read Thoreau's essay and answer 6 questions for the...
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I Have a Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use flip video cameras to film a speech about the 'I Have a Dream' speech. In this poetry and speech lesson, students listen to the speech from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students memorize part of the speech.
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Read Martin's Big Words

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Students read Martin's Big Words. In this social studies lesson, students read and discuss  the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King Day

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Invite your advanced ESL learners to explore the US national holiday Martin Luther King day. Play the attached mp3 which is a description of this important holiday and facilitate the phrase match and listening gap activities  included....
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"I have a Dream"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the famous "I Have a Dream," speech by Martin Luther King Jr., and discuss the progress made since then. In small groups, they read and discuss various documents, and formulate a plan of action to help realize Dr. King's...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Life in a Box

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate civil rights by researching Martin Luther King, Jr. In this African American leader lesson, 10th graders examine images of racism, slavery, civil unrest and discuss their connection to Dr. King. Students...
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Continuing Gandhi's Legacy of Cross-Cultural Understanding: Central Asia and the Middle East

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the lifestyle of Gandhi by creating a Venn Diagram.  For this biographical lesson, students compare the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi while discussing their teaching methods.  Students utilize the...
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

For Teachers 5th - 8th
January is the birth month of a man who made an impact around the world. We can appreciate the legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of...
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Identifying With A Hero

For Teachers 6th
Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless individuals throughout the years, show your students how he is a true American Hero. Students read his speech out loud then use a graphic organizer to connect Martin Luther King's dreams to...
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The Way You Dream: Gandhi and King's Visions of Nonviolence

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read Gandhi and Dr. King's messages about nonviolence and discuss their visions about loving one's enemies. For this nonviolence lesson, students read Gandhi's "Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence" and Dr. Martin Luther King's...
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Mapping Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils examine geographic locations that were important in Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. They research Martin Luther King Jr., and create U.S. maps that show the locations important to him.
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I Have a Metaphor

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners locate the literary devices used in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. For this figurative language lesson plan, students first distinguish between similes, metaphors, analogies, personification, etc. Learners...
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The Poor People's Campaign

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research and analyze the campaign that was conceived by Dr. Martin Luther King, The Poor People's Campaign. The concepts of poverty and cultural diversity along with the Civil Rights Movement is also covered in detail within...
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Freedom Summer

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm and discuss what the concept of "fairness" is and how to identify examples of "fairness." They pull from historical fiction and the Civil Rights Movement to explain how individual are affected by, cope with, and...
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He Had a Dream...I Have One Too!

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
What is your dream for a better world? After reading a short article about Dr Martin Luther King, kids identify something they would like to see changed, the steps that could be followed to make the dream a reality, and the effects these...
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Freedom Fighters

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are introduced to the concept of segregation and explore its affects on society. They participate in a role-play about segregation, read books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., create self-portraits, sing songs and participate...
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Teaching American History for All

For Students 11th Standards
Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X both work for equal rights, social change, and political empowerment, their approaches were radically different. To better understand these contrasts, class members compare King's "I...
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Letter from Birmingham Jail: The Power of Nonviolent Direct Action

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What strategies are most effective in changing an unjust law? Class members examine the tactics used in the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 (Project C) to achieve social justice and social transformation. After examining documents that...
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Martin Luther King - Quilt Making

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders make a drawing of an event in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Once completed, they can be quilted together and displayed in the hall to celebrate Black History Month.
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"i Have a Dream" As a Work of Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. They answer discussion questions, and write and compose a speech that addresses an injustice in society.
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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Through Literature

For Teachers K - 6th
Students can learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. through these literature selections.
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Growing Like Dr. King

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American History by reading biographical material. In this civil rights lesson, students read information about Martin Luther King Jr. and his successful demonstrations which led to equal rights for African Americans....
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 19, 1929

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn the date January 19, 1929 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and his birthday. Students then use the words 'I have a dream,' to start a speech and write about their hopes for the world and...
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I Have a Dream!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discover details about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In this civil rights lesson, 9th graders examine photographs and prints of the speech delivered by King in 1963. Students discuss the content and...
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Delving Into Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Rhetoric

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech can inspire students to explore the world of rhetoric.
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Exploring the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A discussion of Martin Luther King Jr. can lead to an exploration of history, civil rights, and social justice.
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Heart of the Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most people have heard of Dr. Maetin Luther King, Jr. and his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech. But few have heard of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Who were these guys and what did they have to do with the famous landmark event in the...
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A Journalist’s Report: The Better Vision for Black Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After reading a series of primary source documents detailing the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, class members craft newspaper columns assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each man's vision, and present their...
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They Had a Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
They had a dream—a dream so powerful it can still inspire citizens of today and the future. Here, young historians learn about the 1963 march on Washington led by Martin Luther King Jr. by closely examining a photograph of a meeting held...
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Beyond Vietnam

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
On April 4, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his speech "Beyond Vietnam." The controversy that followed is the focus of a three-lesson unit that asks class members to consider the political and social implications of King's stance. 
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Civil Disobedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is civil disobedience acceptable? Class members read examples of Jim Crow laws, an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," and a newspaper article and then consider the factors that make a law just or...
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How Would the World be Different?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this civil rights lesson, students imagine the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement had King never been born. Students compose essays that feature King's roles in the movement.
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Evaluating Nonviolence as a Method of Social Change

For Students 8th - 11th
During a lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Civil Rights Movement, and/or nonviolent resistance, students can gather their thoughts in this activity. The questions cover Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence, and two opinion...
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The March on Washington and Its Impact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read Martin Luther King, Jr's speech that he gave in Washington. They identify the social conditions that led to the civil rights movement. They discuss the significance of the March on Washington.
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Learning to Respect Each Other

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover how important Martin Luther King Jr. is to our society. In this civil rights lesson plan, investigate how Dr. King was an advocate for nonviolence and how he fought for civil rights for all Americans. Read and analyze Dr. King's...
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Martin Luther King

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the contributions made by Martin Luther King Jr. They discuss civil rights, conduct research in small groups, participate in a discrimination simulation, and create a collage.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine and discuss Dr. King's fight for equality and justice in the Civil Rights Movement. They locate words in a dictionary, read and interpret a poem about Martin Luther King, Jr., and discuss the holiday celebrated in his...
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Quilting Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a drawing of an event in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., then quilt and display them in the hall to celebrate Black History Month.
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What is Your Dream?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners will listen to a Dr. Martin Luther King speech and learn about what his beliefs were and what he stood for.  In this civil rights lesson, students share their own dreams and beliefs after viewing Dr. Martin Luther King's speech. 
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Interpersonal Nonviolence: Using MLK to Teach Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students develop conflict mediation and resolution skills by applying the nonviolence philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King. In this conflict resolution lesson, students watch a video about Dr. King and review quotes from him. Students...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Martin Luther King worksheet, students read a passage about King. They then answer six multiple choice recall questions about the story.
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Honoring Outstanding Americans

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the origin of Black History Month which celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent each February. They are exposed to the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Sojourner Truth...
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The Man Who Changed America

For Students 3rd - 5th
An informative video shares a quick history of Martin Luther King, Jr. The engaging narrator covers topics such as where and when MLK Jr. was born, what charged his passion, and good deeds he performed. 
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US Civil Rights Movement: Beginnings through the 60s

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A real find for a U.S. History teacher, this presentation could supplement many class sessions about the Civil Rights Movement. Pictures of events, major figures, and "Whites Only" signs are striking and effective for even your most...
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Perspective and Point of View: Day 2 Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders will listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have A Dream in order to discuss rhetoric, word choice, and how the author conveyed his ideas and perspective. They discuss key points and how literary devices were used to...
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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

For Students 5th - 6th
In this word search learning exercise, learners find the words related to Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work. Students locate 40 words.
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Civil Rights Wax Museum Project

For Teachers 5th Standards
As a class, young historians begin a civil rights lesson by taking a close look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his impact on the Civil Rights movement. Then, the bulk of the lesson requires learners to conduct research on one...
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Martin Luther King and Writing as a Tool for Social Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore writing as an agent for social change. In this Social Studies lesson, students examine the power of writing using Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  Students will practice the technique of persuasive writing by...
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New D.C. Memorial to Honor Dr. King

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students read and discuss a news article about a memorial being built in honor of Dr. King in Washington D.C. They develop a list of facts about Dr. King, complete a fill-in-the blank activity, answer article comprehension questions,...
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A Leading Life

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students read a time line about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. They answer four questions about the time line.
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Land, Liberty and the Struggle for the American Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate equality by reading a historical fiction book in class.  In this civil rights lesson, students read the story Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry with their classmates and define the Jim Crow Laws that kept blacks...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Mini Book

For Students 3rd - 4th
In these mini book worksheets, students create a mini-book to help them learn about and study the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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MLK: Complete the Speech

For Students 3rd - 8th
Take a close look at a few paragraphs of Martin Luther King, Jr.s' famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Class members fill in the missing words using the bank of words provided and then respond to a question about the speech and modern day...
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Dream Under Development

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of the 1963 March on Washington, class members do a side-by-side comparison of the original text of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" with a transcript of the speech he delivered. The take away from the...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

For Teachers 6th Standards
Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel....
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: MLK, Barack Obama

For Teachers 10th Standards
Teach high schoolers how to write arguments and support them with Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel Prize acceptance speech and Barack Obama's Nobel lecture as models. A language arts unit includes multiple strategies and careful scaffolding...
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Martin Luther King Day

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They conduct research, participate in a discrimination simulation, write a poem, and create a collage.
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Remembering Two Trailblazers of African American History: Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the life of Harriet Tubman or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and create unbound reports using word-processing or presentation software.
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MLK Letter From Birmingham Jail Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Designed as a PowerPoint presentation for AP English class, this resource provides a detailed analysis of the content, format, and purpose of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.” Because much of the...
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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the philosophy of nonviolence developed by Martin Luther King, Jr. and how this turned into practice during the Civil Rights Movement. They compare these teachings to those of Mohandas K. Ghandi.
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Suffrage and Civil Rights

For Students 8th - 11th
Addressing the main ideas of the Civil Rights movement, this worksheet contains both multiple choice and true/false questions for student review. Teachers could use this activity as a quiz or homework assignment.
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Human Rights And Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While he may not be as well known as civil rights activists such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, or Malcolm X, Ralph Bunche's contributions certainly made him a leader in the struggle for civil rights in the United States and...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this Martin Luther King Jr. worksheet, young scholars color four pictures dealing with Mr. King. On the following page, they compare and contract themselves to Mr. King. This two-page worksheet contains eight questions and a...
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American Minority Groups

For Teachers 12th
Explore the contributions individuals have made in the lives of American minority groups. Twelfth graders write a five-page expository piece providing a social history, examples of discrimination, and patterns of assimilation for an...
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Upon the Clouds of Equality: King Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars learn about equality, justice and fairness. In this equality lesson, students experience what it feels like to be treated unequally. Young scholars examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of equality and his actions to...
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Sharing Compliments- King Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research Martin Luther King Jr. In this African-American history lesson, students read the book A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. and discuss how he was a philanthropist. Students use kind words towards each other...
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Martin Luther King Day

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Pupils access a varitey of Martin Luther King, Jr. themed websites. They locate information about Dr. King and his leadership in the American civil rights movement. They take a virtual tour of his birth home and view photographic essays...
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National Holidays

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read about national holidays. In this national holiday lesson, students read short resources about Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Columbus Day. There are no directions given with...
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The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the power of nonviolent resistance in terms of Dr. Martin Luther King and the boycotts that he led. In this nonviolent resistance lesson plan, students discuss their thoughts of nonviolent resistance and how they can use...
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What Makes A Good Speaker?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars write a response to a diagnostic assessment determining what they need to work on to become good public speakers. They listen to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, and identify what makes a good speaker.
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Bringing Us Together

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore how people work together to create a better world. In this working for the common good lesson, students recognize how we are all connected and illustrate ways they can give of themselves for the common good. They...
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“Letter from Birmingham Jail” – Activity

For Students 11th - 12th
"Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly." This line from Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" is the focus of a directed reading activity that asks individuals to identify King's argument and to...
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LESSON 4: Bringing Us Together

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils explore Martin Luther King.
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Nonviolent Protest Around the World

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders complete research that exposes them to examples of nonviolent protest throughout the modern world. In this nonviolent protest research lesson, 12th graders discover information about signification nonviolent movements...
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Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the...
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The Pursuit of Democracy and Diversity: The Trial of Pro-Social Injustice in Historical Documents and Accounts

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members investigate The Indian Removal Act of 1830, U.S. Theft of Mexican Territory Timeline, and President Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Horace Greeley, 1862, and then conduct a mock trial of each of these documents to determine...
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Antigone's Civil Disobedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do Antigone and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? Apply the concept of civil disobedience to a class reading of Antigone with a lesson on the famous Greek tragedy and its headstrong, justice-minded protagonist.
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What is Equality and How Does it Affect Me?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this...
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Speeches: Argument and Methods

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...
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The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Died

For Students 4th - 12th
In this The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died worksheet, learners read the book The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 15 questions total.
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore a local seat of government to examine ways to make changes in their communities. In this local government lesson plan, students read about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his nonviolent protests. Students read important...
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Social Studies: Civil Rights Unit: Grade 1

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss civil rights. For this civil rights unit, the student analyzes the roles of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges in the African American Civil Rights movement. They discuss which activist they feel...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Students 4th - 6th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students read the clues on the bottom of the worksheet and then fill in the answers in the crossword. There are 15 words to fill in and the puzzle is about Martin Luther King Jr.
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ESL: Martin Luther King Jr. Activity

For Students 5th - 7th
In this ESL Martin Luther King Jr. worksheet, learners watch a video, then fill in blanks to complete the "I Have a Dream" speech and answer comprehension questions.
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We Have a Dream

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students work as partners to study Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech. In this African American history lesson, students work with their cross-grade partner to study, understand, and memorize the speech. Students meet with...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I Have a Dream," is one of the most famous in United States history, but why was it so effective? Ask your class to determine the answer to this question. While the resource includes a description of...
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The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the Jim Crow Laws and goals of the Civil Rights movement. They read and discuss handouts, answer questions, conduct research, and write an essay about the effects of the Civil Rights movement.
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His Dream Continues

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments. In this African American history lesson, 1st graders research Martin Luther King Jr. by using various resources. Students compose their own version of his famous "I...
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Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
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The Art of Persuasion: How Rhetorical Devices Influence Audiences

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Scholars analyze a variety of text to identify the development of claims and persuasive techniques writers use. In each text, pupils determine the argument and the persuasive techniques and complete a task introduction worksheet. The...
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The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the events of the Civil Rights Movement. In this research skills lesson, students research the important figures, events, and ideas of the American Civil Rights Movement as they visit suggested websites that feature...
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Dr. King and the Movement

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students complete activities about Dr. Martin Luther King's Civil Rights movements. In this Civil Rights lesson, students read a quote from Dr. King and discuss several questions about the topic and may use them as writing prompts.
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Get up, Stand up. Stand up for your Civil Rights.

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study civil rights leaders. In this Civil Rights lesson, 4th graders investigate what it means to stand up for something you believe in after reading about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Obama. Students create a...
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King Campaigns in Birmingham

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discuss the contributions of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  For this civil rights movement lesson, 11th graders read Rev. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail", answer questions about the letter, share their answers...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the life and goals of Martin Luther King Jr. They listen to a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the "Let's Read Biography" book series and discuss discrimination and Dr. King's goals. Students complete a...

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