and Lesson Plans
January 19, 2015
This year marks the 29th anniversary of first observation of the National Holiday honoring
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 86 years old.
here for an audio file as well as a transcript of his
"I have a Dream" address. (If you have trouble accessing
it, click here
© Copyright 2001-2011.American Rhetoric.)
You can access a
video of the speech on this page. Play it full screen.
Remember the focus for
celebrating Martin Luther King day is:
DAY ON...NOT A DAY OFF."
Lessons and Reproducibles
Grade: Scholastic.com highlights all their resources for
instruction on Martin Luther King Jr. on this page:
Luther King Jr. : Everything You Need Lesson Plans.
role-playing activities, writing projects, and other instructional resources
from Scholastic are available as printable lesson plans here:
Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr.
Students can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life with this mini-book:
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream. (PDF file) Lesson Plans for literacy
Dr. King for K-2 can also be found at this link.
The EdSiteMent web site has a tremendous amount of excellent lesson
plans that correlate with whatever you're studying currently in language
arts or social studies. Click on the link to their site and you'll notice
that for each lesson you can quickly see the grade level as well as a brief
descriptor of the concepts taught.
5 Lessons Worth Repeating on Martin Luther King Jr.
International Reading Association's Read-Write-Think website has a journal
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Me that has students
research MLK's life and compare it with theirs.
Click here for the
full lesson plan and week of research activities.
has added a number of resources from printables, to lesson plans, quizzes,
printable biographies, art pages, and more to their site.
Grades 8-12: Do your students claim they already know all
about MLK Jr.? Craig Gordon's students at Fremont H.S. participated in
research and writings that took them far beyond the surface information
typically provided about Martin Luther King Jr. Study issues
surrounding MLK in depth. Essential questions, resource materials, and
graphic organizers are all provided in lesson plans titled-
Hidden in Plain Sight: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
Documents and Lesson Plans
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project of Stanford University
has many resources for Martin Luther King Day, from audio recordings of his
most famous speeches to flash animations of the Civil Rights Movement.
One of the best lists of links to sites, photos, books, and lessons on
Martin Luther King Jr. is found at this site under
Resources. You'll find
additional lesson plans linked from the
"Liberation Curriculum Tab" under "Classroom Resources."