The third Monday in January (January 16th this year) is a national holiday observing the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., and we've pulled resources from PBS LearningMedia you can use to help your students understand his life and legacy.
Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | Grades K-12
In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16), use this special collection of educational resources to teach your students about Dr. King and his achievements.
Activity | Martin Luther King, Jr. Crossword | Grades K-3
Use this crossword puzzle to teach your young learners about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Storyboard | Martin Luther King, Jr. | Civil Rights Leader| Grades K - 3
From the Alabama Civil Rights March to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, teach your class about the importance of the various rallies and protests led by civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Video | All about the Holidays: Martin Luther King Day | Grades K-5
In 1994, President Clinton signed into law the Martin Luther King Day of Service as a national day of volunteer action. How will you and your students honor MLK Day?
Video | Reaction to Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. | Grades 6-12
Using archival news footage from April 1968, offer your students a glimpse into life in America in the aftermath of Dr. King’s murder.
Video | "I Have a Dream" Speech | Grades 6-13+
Inspire your students to learn the meaning behind Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech with this video. (From PBS NewsHour)
Video | Students Reflect on "I Have a Dream" Speech | Grades 7-12
Invite your students to examine Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and consider what his goals were for racial equality in the U.S. (From PBS NewsHour)
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Grades 9-13+
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…" Examine with your students MLK's legacy as well as the last fifty years of African American history.