Martin Luther King Jr is a special day to celebrate equality among all people. Teaching children about Dr. King is vital to their education. Here you will find a collection of a wide variety of stories, songs, activities, worksheets, and more to celebrate MLK Day. While Martin Luther’s King’s actual birthday is January 15 (1929), it is observed on the 3rd Monday in January every year. It is a federal holiday.
Free Martin Luther King Jr Acrostic Poem Worksheet
Acrostic poems are those where you use each letter in the name of a person or object to build the poem. Teach-nology.com has a wonderful acrostic poem worksheet here: http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/mlk/poem/. Teach-nology also has a variety of other printables. Some are free and some require registration.
Free MLK Worksheets
Ed-helper.com has a large variety of MLK activity worksheets, lessons, timelines, stories, and more. There are MLK materials for a variety of subjects and grade levels. You can find those here: http://edhelper.com/DrMartinLutherKingJr.htm. Ed-Helper.com also has a variety of lessons and worksheets on other subjects.
Free Civil Rights Songs And Song Lyrics
Historynow.org has a wonderful interactive history format. On the Songs of the Civil Rights Movement page, one can click on each song for picture slide shows, to hear the song, and to view the lyrics. This interactive lyric page is located here: http://www.historynow.org/06_2006/interactive.html. There is also much more history to be found on this interesting website.
Free MLK Stories, Games, Crafts, & Activities
There are many fun games, activities, stories, and crafts around the web to learn about and celebrate Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Here is a collection of those which I have chosen as some of the best.
Civil Rights Movement Game – http://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/start.asp?Game=2%20
Dr. King Scavenger Hunt Learning Game – http://tstrong.com/mlking/
MLK Poem – http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/129682/the_king.html
Preschool Coloring Book Pages – http://www.preschoolcoloringbook.com/color/cpking.shtml
More MLK Color Pages – http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/martin_luther_king_coloring.htm
Interactive Crossword Puzzle – http://www.afroxwordz.com/martin.htm
Printable MLK Book – http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6459/mlk.html
Quiz (Test Your Smarts) – http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mlk/classroom/MLKquiz.html
MLK Crafts and More – http://www.kidcraftsmagazine.com/2006/12January2006.shtml
MLK Activities and More – http://fun.familyeducation.com/martin-luther-king-jr/activities/32832.html
MLK Online Books – Click Here
Free MLK Lesson Plans
Here is a collection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plans from around the web.
“I Have a Dream” Collective Banner (K-2) – http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3293
MLK Jr Theme (Pre-K) – http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=29
MLK Jr Timeline (4th-8th) – http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3294
MLK Jr Theme (varied ages) – http://www.lessontutor.com/belm16.html
MLK Jr and Me (K-2) – http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=257
Collection of Plans, etc – http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/martin-luther-king-day/index.htm
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