Free Educational Content for PreK-12 on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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 MLK acrostic poem worksheet and also 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. Ed-Helper.com also has a variety of lessons and worksheets on other subjects.
Free Civil Rights Songs
NPR has a wonderful interactive history post on the Songs of the Civil Rights Movement. One can click on each song underneath the historical info. There is also much more history to be found on this interesting website.
Free MLK Lesson Plans
Here is a collection of free Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plans from around the web.
"I Have a Dream" Collective Banner (K-2)
MLK Jr Theme (Pre-K)
MLK Jr Timelines (3rd-5th, 6th-8th)
MLK Jr Theme (varied ages)
MLK Jr and Me (K-2)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Lesson Plans and Activities
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 consider some of the best.
Civil Rights Movement Game
Preschool Coloring Book Pages
More MLK Color Pages
Printable MLK Book
MLK Activities and More
MLK Online Books
Know of another MLK resource? Just have something to say? This author welcomes feedback and discussion in the comments section below.
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