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Teaching Resources for Martin Luther King Day

mlk_day-14935The third Monday in January is a special day set aside to celebrate the life and achievements of America’s most influential civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The third Monday in January is also a school day for my family.  Below are the links for the resources we will be learning from for our MLK Day homeschooling lessons .

MLK Day background  http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/martin-luther-king-day

Interactive biography and quiz (for the younger kids)   http://www.turtlediary.com/biographies/world-leaders/martin-luther-king-jr.html

From the National Parks Service, The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site in Georgia  http://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm

The Scriptural and scientific response to the question, “Where Did The Races Come From?”   http://www.icr.org/article/where-did-races-come-from/  and video  https://vimeo.com/39524116

American Civil Rights timeline   http://www.kidzworld.com/article/3015-civil-rights-movement-timeline

Public speaking advice and tips for kids  https://www.verywellmind.com/public-speaking-tips-3024732

MLK quotes for reading, discussion and copywork  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html

Video collection and classroom activities  https://www.teachervision.com/martin-luther-king-jr/video/73143.html

Printable Word Puzzles and Worksheets  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/martin-luther-king-jr-day/printables/

A Racial Equality Timeline math lesson  –  http://www.yummymath.com/2015/timeline-towards-racial-equality-4/

Crayon Art with Poetry Lesson  –  http://www.kinderart.com/multic/mlkjr_crayons.shtml

betty jo


“I Have a Dream”


According to my special days calendar, August 28th marks the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s speech “I Have A Dream” at the 1963 March On Washington.

Below are some wonderful free resources I found to create a one day mini unit study.  These resources will cover the subjects of language arts, art, music, and history.

This link will take you to a biography with photos, coloring page, test, word puzzles, and more!  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdking.htm

This link takes you to more printables as well as art, poetry, music resources!  http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/mlk-day

This link takes you to printable notebooking pages and lapbook materials  http://homeschoolhelperonline.com/?s=martin+luther+king+jr

For quotes click here!  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” –  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have that same dream for my five (not so) little children.

betty jo