Teach students about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent fight for civil rights in the United States with these resources.
An American Hero: Martin Luther King Jr.
This lesson plan introduces young students to the contributions of Dr. King and has them consider how to make the world a better place.
Step 1: Read Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo.
Step 2: Discuss the story and focus on how Martin Luther King made the world a better place.
Step 3: Do a Think-Pair-Share with the students. Ask the students to think about how they make the world a better place.
Step 4: Pair up the students.
Step 5: Have the students share with their partner how they make the world a better place.
Step 6: Have the students share in a whole group and write down their responses on chart paper.