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 America's greatest 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 and 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
This three-act play depicts 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.
This lesson plan introduces young students to the contributions of Dr. King and has them consider how to make the world a better place.
This unit on MLK and social issues brings to light that there are other concerns going on in the world and that one person can make a difference regardless of age, gender, or nationality.
More than 20 titles on the life and times of the Civil Rights leader.