Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Monday in January. It’s a day that honors Martin Luther King, Jr's., accomplishments. It’s also a National Day of Service. MLK Day is the only day that has this designation.
The resources below offer a variety of ways to teach students about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use the resource list below to find ways to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in your classroom.
- Animated "I Have a Dream Speech" - This multimedia experience from Stanford is worth exploring. As the speech plays you can view images and browse historical texts.
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- Analyzing King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Lesson Plan
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- Teacher World - Martin Luther King Day Resources
- Learning for Justice - Martin King educational resources
- Explore this resource list from the New York Times - Teaching and Learning About Martin Luther King Jr. With The New York Times
- Martin Luther King Jr., an Extraordinary Life - Lesson plans from the Seattle Times Newspapers in Education program
- This article from the Atlantic centers around schools staying open on Martin Luther King Day.
- Use Minecraft to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month