Background

Martin Luther King, Jr., Biography

Martin Luther King, Jr., Biographyhttp://www.factmonster.com/spot/mlkbiospot.htmlBorn in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., graduated from Morehouse College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), and Boston University (For Teachers)
Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline – EnchantedLearning.comhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/timeline.shtml
Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline and some questions (yr 4-6)

Important Dates in the Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | www.canarsiecourier.com | Canarsie Courier

Important Dates in the Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | www.canarsiecourier.com | Canarsie Courierhttp://www.canarsiecourier.com/news/2009-01-15/OtherNews/004.html 1929 – Born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15 to Alberta Williams King and Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. 1935-1944 (yr 7-9)

Warm-up

Let Freedom Ring - MLK Rap Song - YouTube

Let Freedom Ring – MLK Rap Song – YouTube (3:05)https://youtu.be/3xPqiBd_xIw“Let Freedom Ring” by Flocabulary (featuring Trajik) From Hip-Hop U.S. History. (yr 4-9)

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President - YouTube

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/4xXZhXTFWnEOnce upon a time, there was a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. He taught us that things won’t always be awesome, but your response can be. (yr 8-9)

Vocabulary

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary Worksheet

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary Worksheethttp://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/mlk/vocab/Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary. A list of key words with definitions (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.http://www.5minuteenglish.com/jan24.htmHave you heard of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Every year on the third Monday of January, we have a holiday. It’s called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Vocabulary and short text to read  (yr 6-7)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Printableshttp://www.edhelper.com/MLK2526.htm
Vocabulary Matching Excercise from EdHelper.com.  Copy and print out (yr 8-9)

Worksheets

Martin Luther King, Jr. – EnchantedLearning.comhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/All About MLK Printout. Several downloadable worksheets from enchantedlearning.com (yr 4-6)
Quotations of Martin Luther King,Jr.http://www.rhlschool.com/read11n5.htmlDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for his courageous leadership in the fight to end racial segregation in mid 20th century America.
A matching activity, match the quotation with its meaning (yr 8-9)

Lesson Plans

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Lesson

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/king-holiday-lesson.htmlMartin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday. It is in honor of Dr. King’s birthday, which is on January 15, but it is always celebrated on the third Monday in January. Worksheet  (yr 6-7)
Famous People Lessons: English Lesson on Martin Luther Kinghttp://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/m/martin_luther_king.htmlDr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important leader of the American civil rights movement. He helped unite a nation with his powerful speeches and use of non-violent… (yr 7-8)

ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Martin Luther King Dayhttp://eslholidaylessons.com/01/martin_luther_king_day.htmlA reading/listening text with various exercises from ESL Holiday Lessons (yr 8-9)

Reading

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0874987.htmlThe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered this speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Washington, D.C., Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington (yr 4-7)

Biography of Martin Luther King Jr.

Biography of Martin Luther King Jrhttp://www.turtlediary.com/biographies/world-leaders/martin-luther-king-jr.htmlBiography of Dr. ML King Jr. A timeline book to read online  (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King Jr. A Teeny Tiny Book

Martin Luther King Jr. A Teeny Tiny Bookhttp://www.bry-backmanor.org/mlk.html
A Teeny Tiny Book about MLK. A printable booklet to study or project on IWB  (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.http://www.5minuteenglish.com/jan24.htmHave you heard of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Every year on the third Monday of January, we have a holiday. It’s called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (yr 7-8)

 

1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Bookhttp://www.ep.tc/mlk/1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Book front cover
A comic book to either project on the IWB or print out pdf copies (yr 8-9)

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet and Questions for MLK Day and Black History Month. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Grade and up, for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet and Questions for MLK Day and Black History Month. http://worksheetsplus.com/mlk/ML6MLKDay.htmlMLK and Black History Learning Games: MLK Scrambled Quotations Word Order Game Martin Luther King Memorial Quotations Missing Words Game (yr 8-9)

MLK Jr.: His life, his monument and why we celebrate him - The Orange County Register

MLK Jr.: His life, his monument and why we celebrate him – The Orange County Registerhttp://www.ocregister.com/news/life-335525-martin-jan.htmlThe federal holiday honoring the life and civil rights achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on Jan. 16. Graphic looks at the new monument in Washington, D.C. and the forces that shaped his life (yr 8-9)

Listening

Martin Luther King speech: " I Have a Dream " - SchoolTube

Martin Luther King speech: ” I Have a Dream ” – SchoolTubehttp://www.schooltube.com/video/bcef4580516f12afcad4/Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, shortened version but actual footage. (yr 4-7)

Online English - Martin Luther King Jnr. Video Listening Quiz

Online English – Martin Luther King Jnr. Video Listening Quizhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/famouspeople/martin-luther-king/martin-luther-king-video-quiz.htmlLearn and practise using English words for jobs and workplace situations.
Video Listening Comprehension Excercise (yr 8-9)
Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speechhttp://freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=SpeechFreedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated.
Listen to and read the whole speech or start at 12 min for ‘I have a Dream’ (yr 8-9)

 

ESLvideo.com :: Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" 50 years ago (25825)

ESLvideo.com :: Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream” 50 years ago (25825)http://www.eslvideo.com/eslvideo_quiz_int.php?id=25825(ESL Category: listening) 50 years after Martin Luther King,
Speech by Obama with a quiz (yr 8-9)

Viewing

Martin Luther King Memorial ~ Washington DC - YouTube

Martin Luther King Memorial ~ Washington DC – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/m5BqLwb0TBsThe Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC is a fitting tribute to Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights movement (yr 8-9)

MLK, Jr. Remembered

MLK, Jr. Remembered (2:33)http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/mlk-day-vin?source=searchvideoThanks to the efforts of a humble Baptist preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr., the law is bound to uphold equal rights for all people across the country regardless of race, color, or creed. (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Jr. - Black History - HISTORY.com

Martin Luther King Jr. – Black History – HISTORY.com (2:33)http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jrFind out more about the history of Martin Luther King Jr., including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. (yr 8-9)

Writing

Printable: "I Have a Dream" Mobile | Scholastic

Printable: “I Have a Dream” Mobile | Scholastichttp://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/printable-i-have-dream-mobile?eml=Teachers/smd/20160103/Facebook/TeachersPage/INST/2100/printable-i-have-dream-mobile&linkId=20046832Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by inspiring kids to share their own dreams with our handy templates! (yr 4-9)

More Materials

Videos  An array of videos to browse for more information (yr 8-9)

Final Words

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