Elementary Materials

Web Resources

Martin Luther King Resources for Teachers and Students
http://www.gigglepotz.com/mlk1.htm
Here are resources and lesson ideas for teachers related to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some of the activities would work for older students but many are designed for elementary

Happy Birthday, Dr. King
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/district/depts/itss/buckman/timeline/kingframe.html
These children's drawings about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life will inspire you to develop a similar student project in your classroom. This page has a link to the children's timeline of MLK's life and the text of his "I have a Dream" speech.

Happy Birthday, MLK
http://www.proteacher.com/cgi-bin/outsidesite.cgi?id=8375&external=http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson046.shtml&original=http://www.proteacher.com/090159.shtml&title=Happy%20Birthday,%20MLK!  
This Education world site begins with a quiz and then offers a number of resources and teaching strategies for teaching about and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

Why We Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
http://www.king-raleigh.org/history/honor.htm
Here is a brief analysis of the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King in American history.

Why We Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
http://www.king-raleigh.org/history/honor.htm
Here is a brief analysis of the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King in American history.

Chronology of Dr. King’s Life
http://www.king-raleigh.org/history/kinglife.cfm
This is a brief annotated timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life.

Teeny Tiny Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/mlk.html
You may cut and color this short story about King’s life.

Teeny Tiny Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6459/mlk.html
You may cut and color this short story about King’s life.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/lucidcafe/library/96jan/king.html
This concise biography of Martin Luther King Jr. by the Lucid Cafe has links to Gandhi, the Nobel Peace Prize and other U.S civil rights leaders.

Martin Luther King Jr. - The Man
http://www.holidays.net/mlk/story.htm
Here is a brief biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthplace of a Leader: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9801/king/index.html
Explore this Atlanta neighborhood that nurtured King on his way to adulthood, and comforted the adult King through years of struggle. The buildings are open for touring from any computer. They look much as they might have when King and his family lived on Auburn Avenue.

All About Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Overview of his Life
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/
This Enchanted Learning site has some simple activities an printable books for beginning and for fluent readers about Martin Luther King’s life and achievements.

Lessons

Who Was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.?
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit11/kl1.htm
Show a picture of King on a poster or in a book. Ask the children if they recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Ask the children what they already know about Martin Luther King Jr. List their responses on a chart. Ask them if they know why we celebrate King's birthday. Read the book Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo. Follow the story with a discussion about the new information learned. Add all the new ideas from the children to the chart.

Theme of the Week - Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www.lessontutor.com/belm16.html
Here is a set of activities to commemorate Martin Luther King Day that were developed for The Lesson Tutor site by Belinda Mooney. It includes a good bibliography of children’s books.

Martin Luther King Jr. Teaches Many Lessons
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Martin_Luther_King__Jr_/index.shtml
Here are five lessons provided by Education World to teach about the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King's Dream
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=332
Walk with Martin Luther King, Jr. on his historic March on Washington, hear his inspirational "I Have a Dream" speech, and envision your own dreams of freedom for all Americans.

Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=266
Visualize the historic moment of Martin Luther King's stirring "I Have a Dream" speech through text and photographs. See the crowds, hear the words, and let King's powerful imagery awaken your students' thirst for justice in the world today.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=257
This primary grade level Read Write and Think lesson helps students relate to Dr. King’s life and to decide on an action that they can do to continue his work.