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We have collected the best free Martin Luther King Jr. Worksheets for kids of all ages. Most of these link to other sites, while the bold links are printables. I hope your children enjoy these fun and educational activies.

Lesson Plans

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day - 7 Activities to help students understand the history of prejudice and discrimination, through experience, poetry and discussion.
    Grades: 3-4

    Time required: Approximately 2 weeks

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day - 7 Activities to help students recognize how Blacks were treated during Martin Luther King's life time, identify ways that they can treat others more fairly, equally, and with respect, and identify ways that they can help make Dr. King's dream of peace a reality.
    Grades: 4-5

    Time required: 4 to 5 class

  • Print a pdf: Lessons in Courage: 8 Lesson Plans on Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges
    Grade: 1
    Time Required: 3 weeks

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence - 6 Activities on nonviolence, its roots, the philosophy and its relevance to personal life.
    Time Required: 2 classes

  • Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. - 5 Activities where students listen to a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., view photographs of the March on Washington, and study King's use of imagery and allusion, then create their own poetic phrases and illustrations.
    Time Required: 3 classes

  • Dr.. King's Dream - 4 Activities where students learn about the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Students listen to a brief biography, view  photographs of the March on Washington, hear a portion of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and discuss what King's words mean to them. Finally, they will create picture books about their own dreams of freedom for Americans today.
    Time Required: 3 classes

  • Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement - 3 Activities focuses on the individual men and women who embraced Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message of nonviolent protest and advanced the Civil Rights Movement on a local level. 
    Time Required: 2 classes

  • Critical Thinking - 5 Activities to foster critical thinking over Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. 
    Grades: 9 - 12 
    Time Required: 1 class

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero - This lesson provides ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by encouraging students to explore the connections between Dr. King and themselves through reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities,.
    Grades: K – 2
    Time Required: Five 50-minute sessions

  • Discuss a poem
    Grade: Elementary
    Time Required: 40 minutes 

  • Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words through Diamante Poetry -Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
    Grades: 9 - 12 
    Time Required: Two 50-minute sessions

  • Every Punctuation Mark Matters: A Minilesson on Semicolons - Students analyze stylistic choices and grammar use in authentic writing, focusing on the use of the semicolon in Martin Luther King Jr.'s " Letter from Birmingham Jail" demonstrates that even the smallest punctuation mark signals a stylistic decision, distinguishing one writer from another and enabling an author to move an audience.
    Grades: 6 - 8
    Time Required: 50-minutes

  • Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness - This lesson provides the “action piece” for any study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this project, students participate in Dr. King’s dream by doing 100 acts of kindness during that time. 
    Grades: K – 2
    Estimated Time: Introduction: 50 minutes; thereafter: 15 minutes per session, for one month

  • How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future - Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams in stapled or stitched books, or (2) they construct found poems using an excerpt from one of King's speeches.
    Grades: 3 - 5
    Time Required: 50-minutes

  • Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr. - Nikki Giovanni’s poem “The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.” is paired with Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, in order to better understand the speech and the impact it had both on observers like Giovanni. After researching and writing quiz questions about the vocabulary and content of King's speech, students practice it orally before performing it readers' theater-style in front of an audience. Students synthesize their learning by writing reflections exploring various questions.
    Grades: 6 - 8
    Time Required: Five 50-minute sessions

  • Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers
    10 part lesson plan that correlates to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government.
 

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Sources:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/mlkingprint.htm
http://www.edhelper.com/DrMartinLutherKingJr.htm
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/activities.shtml
http://edsitement.neh.gov/

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