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Martin Luther King Lesson Plans and Resources: Understanding a Life and Legacy

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Martin Luther King Jr Activities and Lessons for a New Generation

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Education was integral to Dr. King’s vision for a more just society, and working to ensure that dream comes true is integral to America’s educators today. Share the influential ideas of this towering figure of the civil rights movement who envisioned racial, economic and social justice for America by espousing non-violent, collective action that would change society forever.

Martin Luther King Jr Activities and Lesson Plans for PreK-12

Share My Lesson’s updated collection features curated lesson plans, resources and activities to help your prek-12 students explore Dr. King's commitment to the labor movement and the fight for justice and dignity. Explore resources that offer professional development opportunities with resources like:

Discover what you can teach your students today with these carefully selected, free Martin Luther King lesson plans and resources.

Dear Martin and Being Black in America
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Dear Martin and Being Black in America

Lesson Plan, Worksheet | Grades 9-10, Adult Education

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Activity | Grades 9-12

Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action
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Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action

Activity, Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 6-12

People Power Section 6: Birmingham, Alabama
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People Power Section 6: Birmingham, Alabama

Activity, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

MLK on the 1967 Race Riots
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MLK on the 1967 Race Riots

Activity | Grades 9-12

Memphis 1968: Lessons for Today
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Memphis 1968: Lessons for Today

March 13, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Persuasive Speech -  Martin Luther King
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Persuasive Speech - Martin Luther King

Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 6-8

ELA Module 10.2.1 Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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ELA Module 10.2.1 Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Activity, Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12, Higher Education

ELA MODULE 10.2.1 “LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL” BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Part 2
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ELA MODULE 10.2.1 “LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL” BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Part 2

Activity, Assessment, Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12, Higher Education

King in the Wilderness
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King in the Wilderness

Lesson Plan | Grades 6-12

The Last Word:  Morgan Freeman reads Rep. John Lewis' last words
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The Last Word: Morgan Freeman reads Rep. John Lewis' last words

PRE-K, Grades K-12, Higher Education, Adult Education