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Last updated on January 3rd, 2023 at 01:42 am
Are you looking for materials to help you teach your children about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Here are some wonderful (and free) MLK Day educational resources.
And, you don’t have to homeschool your kids to use these sites and materials. They’re perfect for all children and a terrific way to supplement what they’re learning in school. You will probably even learn something yourself. There really is a lot to dive into.
Black history is American history, and of course, Dr. King was and is an American hero. Anytime is a good time to share these important topics with your kids, so, incorporate these lessons and activities throughout the year
Do you know of any other free resources we should add? Feel free to leave a comment.
MLK Day Educational Resources
National Education Association – Lesson plans, activity ideas & other resources for teaching MLK Day for grades K through 5.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Facts – from National Geographic KIDS – includes different photos of MLK’s life and facts about those photos.
History.com – Very comprehensive information about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Don’t miss the photo galleries.
MLK Research Institute at Stanford University – Explore Dr. King’s speeches, documents he wrote, and more.
PBS – A great variety here, including videos and lesson plans.
MLK Research Institute at Stanford University – Explore the King Papers Project documents, listen to Dr. King’s speeches, and learn about Dr. King and the African American Freedom Struggle.
Teacher Planet – A wonderful resource that includes lesson plans, worksheets, printables, clipart, coloring pages, activities, and more.
Edutopia – Several lesson plans for grades K-12.
BrainPop – A video and several activities about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK’s biography – from Biography.com
Encyclopedia Entry for Dr. King – Entire encyclopedia reference on MLK from Encyclopedia.com
“I Have a Dream” Writing Prompt – For 1st-2nd grade and up from Write Shop.
‘I Have a Dream Speech’ – Watch this historic and powerful speech.
The March on Washington Documentary – A three-minute video about The March on Washington that includes first-hand accounts.Free MLK Day Educational Resources | #MLKDay #MLK #education Click To Tweet
April L Roods
What a great idea
Good resources! Thanks for the info.
What a great man we need people like him niw.
Thanks for the links for all of this very important information!