Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent struggle for Civil Rights with these lesson plans and multimedia resources.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Explore the legacy of one of the greatest American icons, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these teaching resources. You'll find biographies, memorable quotes, and plays detailing the struggle for civil rights, as well as printables and multimedia resources about Dr. King. The following resources also include retrospective lessons and articles to guide your students while examining the state of his legacy and dream today.
Articles & Lesson Plans
Real teachers share their favorite ways to honor the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader.
Students learn about the iconic Civil Rights leader by dramatizing an episode from his childhood and imagining how it might have started him on his lifelong crusade to end racism.
This brief biography of the Civil Rights movement leader and Nobel Peace Prize honoree also contains suggestions for discussion topics and writing prompts.
A dramatic retelling of events in the life of the American icon, including his adoption of nonviolence and the famous march on Washington
A three-act play depicting scenes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life
Inspirational quotations from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the problems, the solutions, and the future of race matters
After learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students work together to create a human timeline of events in his life.