Thursday, January 9, 2014

24 Resources to Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although January 15th is Martin Luther King's actual birth date, we will be celebrating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 20th this year. The late civil rights leader and clergyman was assassinated 45 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. His convicted assassin, James Earl Ray, died 30 years later in a Nashville prison.
NOTE: This list is included in my Holiday Resources From September to June. biography of Dr. King

A Box of Crayons- lesson plan for primary grades, based on the book, The Crayon Box That Talked

Education World Resources

Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words Through Diamante Poetry- grades 9-12; from ReadWriteThink

I Have a Dream Speech Analysis Lesson Plan- from Flocabulary

Infoplease- covers biography, facts, timeline and activities

The King Center- "Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

King Papers Project- primary and secondary documents pertaining to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Lasting Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.- interview with his daughter 

Library of Congress Resources

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr- from FactMonster (younger kids)

Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Activities- from Lesson Planet

Martin Luther King Online- biography, speeches, (text) quotes, videos and pictures

Martin Luther King Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Non-Violence- for older students; from EDSITEment

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

NAACP- King's biography

NAACP Honors Dr. King's Legacy- includes links to speeches

Nobel Peace Prize: Martin Luther King, Jr

Printables and Worksheets- from Enchanted Learning; for younger students

Videos About MLK-

Visit the MLK National Memorial in 3D- Google Maps

Worksheets and Activities- from ABCTeach


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