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Martin Luther King Activities & Lessons

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

When we think about celebrating diversity, one of the influential people that we think about is Martin Luther King. There are endless activities for you to jump into about MLK that can help with diversity earning and exposure. Check out just some of the Martin Luther King activities below, a lot of them revolve around his famous I Have a Dream speech.


MLKs Speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs


MLK Word Search

https://coloring.rocks/wp-content/uploads/Martin-Luther-King-Word-Search-Activty.png


Kings Dream Lesson Plan:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/dr-kings-dream


Identifying with a Hero Lesson Plan:

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-luther-king-identifying-257.html?tab=1#tabs


Excerpt from I Have a Dream speech PDF to use for found poems or any other activities you can think up:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson92/RWT113-1MLKexcerpt.pdf

Examples of Found Poems PDF:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson92/RWT113-3FoundPoemsMLK.pdf


Speech Quotations PDF:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson92/RWT113-2MLKquotes.pdf


Let Freedom Ring Lesson Plan - includes videos, and more:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/let-freedom-ring-life-legacy-martin-luther-king-jr


MLK Interactive Timeline:

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/martin-luther-king-jr-interactive-timeline/

Printable MLK Crossword Puzzle:

https://www.surfnetkids.com/games/king-cwpp/


MLK Crossword:

https://dptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/85b36bd8-f31b-4207-8171-60eee23132bc/martin-luther-king-jr-day-crossword-1/#.XtcFeTl7nIU


The Vision of MLK Lesson Plan:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/closer-readings/i-have-dream-celebrating-vision-martin-luther-king-jr


MLK Word Search:

https://dptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/d9d015bc-c099-4cd5-9966-d980498cd86f/martin-luther-king-jr-day-word-search-1/#.XtcI4Tl7nIU

MLK Word Search:

https://dptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/684c6e4d-bc82-4a94-991a-2c7bf702b7f4/martin-luther-king-jr-day-word-search-3/#.XtcI5Tl7nIU


My Dream Printable:

https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/books/peaceful-protesters-developing-vocabulary-9780545200806_012.html


Peaceful Protesters Printable:

https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/books/peaceful-protesters-developing-vocabulary-9780545200806_012.html


Big Dreams Worksheet:

https://coloring.rocks/wp-content/uploads/MLK-Big-Dreams-Coloring-Pages.jpg


MLK Timeline Worksheet:

https://coloring.rocks/wp-content/uploads/Martin-Luther-King-Timeline-Activity.png


Equality Worksheet:

https://coloring.rocks/wp-content/uploads/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Equality-Worksheet.jpg


"King" Worksheet:

https://coloring.rocks/wp-content/uploads/Martin-Luther-King-Kindergarten-Worksheet.jpg


I hope you find some of these lessons and activities helpful in your quest to better teach diversity to the littles in your life. Stay tuned, I have many days left of information and resources and the internet is such a wealth of resources, I can't possibly share it all. Use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura when you post the learning you've done, and be sure to show me if there are things you think I should include in a post. #BlackLivesMatter

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