MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEBSITES

Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address. Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to other sites and find your way back with the "back" button. Note that the terms Afro-American, African-American, Black, Negro and others are used in the list as they are used in the web site.

All of the sites listed were active as of December 7, 2005 The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given and its potential use in the classroom.

NOTE: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement are inextricably linked. For Civil Rights Movement links, see also the African American/Black History Website List. Some links will appear on both lists.

Websites        Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities        Webquests

CITIZEN KING         NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/mlk/
An American Experience PBS companion site. Includes a transcript of the program, primary sources, Special Features, Timeline, Maps and more. Excellent

HISTORY AND POLITICS OUT LOUD
http://www.hpol.org/master.asp?t=browse&s=speaker&id=12
Audio files of five sermons/speeches including: "I am a Drum Major for Justice", "I Have a Dream", Explaining his Start in the Movement for Civil Rights, "Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam", and The Good Samaritan. Excellent

KIDS DOMAIN – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/mlk/index.html
Fun classroom activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Sections: Activities, Clip Art, Coloring Pages, Crafts, E-cards, and History. Excellent

THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/about_king/interactive_chronology/
Explore the life of Dr. King through documents, photos, audio and video. Divided into the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Roll your mouse over the decade to get to the individual years. Then click on a year. Click on the documents and video icons for more information. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY ON THE WEB
http://www.holidays.net/mlk/
Celebrates Dr. King’s birthday with a brief biography, Rosa Parks (biography), The Holiday, "I Have a Dream" (text of the speech), Martin Luther King Day Greeting Cards and more. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – 42EXPLORE
http://www.42explore2.com/king.htm
Links and activities for students on Dr. King. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – ILLUSTRATED HISTORY MAGAZINE
http://www.golden-legacy.com/mlkjr1.html
An online illustrated magazine (comic book style) showing the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – INFOPLEASE
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/mlkjrday1.html
Information on Dr. King and the holiday. Sections: History of the Holiday, Timeline: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Biography of Dr. King, King Conspiracy Theories, Crossword: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Timeline: Modern Civil Rights, Timeline: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Leaders, and Civil Rights Quiz. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PAPERS PROJECT
http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/
A large-scale research project at Stanford University to assemble historic information concerning Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Sections include: Published Documents, Popular Requests, About King, Liberation Curriculum, and About the Project. Includes lesson plans. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – SEATTLE TIMES TRIBUTE
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/
Excellent tribute to Dr. King. Sections: MLK Timeline, In His Voice, Photo Gallery, Civil Rights Timeline, The Legacy, Roadway Across America, The Holiday, Interactive Classroom and more. Quiz, Study Guide and Internet Links. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. VIRTUAL BIRTH HOME TOUR
http://www.nps.gov/malu/BirthHomeTour/
A virtual tour of Dr. King’s birth home, a National Historic Site. Click on the panorama to move to different parts of the house (i.e. click on the front porch, then side porch, etc.). You can also click on the individual rooms on the map. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR – WINNER OF THE 1964 NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE
http://almaz.com/nobel/peace/1964a.html
The official Nobel Prize biographical page for Dr. King. Includes: Bookstore, Featured Internet Links, Boston.com Nobel News Links, other links. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING RESOURCES             NEW!
http://www.gpschools.org/ci/ce/elem/holidays/mlkk5.htm
K-5 resources including: Major Sites for Upper Elementary and Adults; Art, Clip Art, Crafts, Activities; Lessons; Online Activities; Printable Pages; Multimedia Files; and Timelines. Excellent


MLK WEB- A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ONLINE
http://martinlutherking.8m.com/
An extensive list of links to Martin Luther King sites, media, posters and more (for purchase). Excellent links. Excellent.

MRS. LEBEAU’S BLACK HISTORY LINKS
http://www.suelebeau.com/blackhistory.htm
Scroll down the page for links to sites on Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellent

POWERFUL DAYS – THE CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY OF CHARLES MOORE
http://kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml
Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, including nine photos of Dr. King. Excellent

RESOURCES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://www.dowslane.org/mlkj.html
A page of links to sites on Dr. King. Includes student and teacher activities. Excellent

RESOURCES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://www.gpschools.org/ci/ce/elem/holidays/mlkk5.htm
A group of links to information and lesson plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Excellent

THE KING CENTER
http://thekingcenter.org/
Located at Atlanta at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, the King Center was founded by his widow, Coretta Scott King as a memorial and way to advance his teachings. Sections: The King Center, The Beloved Community, Nonviolence or Nonexistence, Remember! Celebrate! Act!, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Education and Shop. An outstanding site with a wealth of information. Excellent

AFRO VOICES – THE NEGRO AND THE CONSTITUTION
http://www.toptags.com/aama/voices/speeches/negrocon.htm
An Afro-American Almanac text of a speech by Dr. King on the Negro and the Constitution. Very Good

AFRO-VOICES – THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
http://www.toptags.com/aama/voices/speeches/pofed.htm
An Afro-American Almanac text of a speech by Dr. King at Morehouse College in 1948 on the purpose of education. Very Good

HISTORY CHANNEL SPEECH ARCHIVE
http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/
An extensive archive of speeches from the History Channel. Browse the list to find those relevant to Dr. King and other civil rights leaders. Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.                 NEW!
http://www.my-ecoach.com/online/webresourcelist.php?rlid=4034
Activities and information about Dr. King. Sections: Activities, Black History, Graphic Organizers, History of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – FAMILY EDUCATION
http://familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,1-4644,00.html
Activities on Martin Luther King, Jr. and his efforts. Includes: Activities, Quizzes and Resources. Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOTLIST
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=4873
A hotlist of links to websites about Dr. King. Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. QUIZ
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/king-sw.htm
A quick interactive quiz on Dr. King. Also, follow the link to a Crossword Puzzle. Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. THEMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
http://www.childfun.com/themes/mlk.shtml
Ideas for young children on learning who Dr. King was and why we celebrate his holiday. Very Good

MUSIC AND SONGS FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://www.preschooleducation.com/sking.shtml
Eleven songs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for K-3 students. All have familiar melodies. Very Good

SHERYL’S HOLIDAY SITE – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://www.sherylfranklin.com/holidays/mlking.html
Links to Martin Luther King, Jr. web sites, sound clips, video clips, books, and the text of the "I Have a Dream" speech. Very Good

ALL ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/MLK.shtml
An overview of his life. Includes a printout, a childhood printout activity and a timeline printout. Good

AMERICAN RHETORIC – ONLINE SPEECH BANK
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speechbank.htm
Text and audio files of six of Dr. King’s speeches/sermons. Good

CLIPART FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://webclipart.about.com/library/hvarious/blmlk1.htm
Clipart and phrases for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Good

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.                     NEW!
http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/zes/martinlutherkingjr/default.htm
A elementary school site with a large number of links to child-appropriate Dr. King resources. Good

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DREAMS                     NEW!
http://www8.chatham.k12.nc.us/project/rj/mlk.html
Links and some students activities on Dr. King. Good

HISTORICAL TEXT ARCHIVE – AFRICAN-AMERICAN
http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?op=listarticles&secid=8
Contains the text of Letter from a Birmingham Jail and the I Have a Dream Speech. Good

HOLIDAYS IN THE USA – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY             NEW!
http://www.usemb.se/Holidays/celebrate/mlk.html
A brief article explaining who Dr. King was and why there is a national holiday honoring him. Good for those unfamiliar with US history. Good

KING CELEBRATION 2006
http://www.king-raleigh.org/splash.htm
Information on Martin Luther King Day celebrations in Raleigh, NC. Includes reasons to celebrate and events worldwide. Good

KULTURE KIDZ- AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
http://www.aakulturezone.com/kidz/abc/mlk.html
A page for primary students on Dr. King. Includes an audio file of the "I Have a Dream" speech. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY                 NEW!
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/mlkjrday1.html
Links to information on Martin Luther King, Jr. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE
http://mlkday.org/
Since 1994, volunteers use Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Day of Service. This site explains the project. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.                     NEW!
http://www.kidskonnect.com/MLK/MartinLutherKingHome.html
A good page of links to information on Dr. King for students. Good


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/mlk/
Links to resources on Dr. King. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER
http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jan/king.html
A brief profile of Dr. King with some links to other resources. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CROSSWORD PUZZLE
http://www.rhlschool.com/ref6n14.htm
A crossword puzzle with words relating to Dr. King. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY             NEW!
http://martin-luther-king-day.123holiday.net/king_songs.html
Songs, a biography and other resources on Dr. King. Appropriate for elementary students. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY                 NEW!
http://www.sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/mlkingdy.htm
Links to resources for students on Dr. King. Includes poetry and activities including several crossword puzzles at different levels. Good

THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOME PAGE
http://www.tri-north.mccsc.edu/mlk/ru//
A site giving a timeline of Dr. King’s life, his accomplishments and the controversy surrounding his non-violent approach to social change. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOTLIST                 NEW!
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=4873
Another page of links to sites about Dr. King. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. INTERACTIVE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
http://www.afroxwordz.com/martin.htm
An online interactive crossword puzzle. It can be adapted for the classroom. Note: You need to scroll down. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PHOTO ESSAY
http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/mlk/
Ten photos and quotes of and from Dr. King. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S CIVIL RIGHTS DREAM AT 40
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/08/0828_030828_martinlutherking.html
An article on the progress of Dr. King’s dream. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING – LEARN ABOUT THE LEGACY             NEW!
http://www.angelfire.com/mt/peaceresources/Martin.html
Links to sites about Dr. King. Note: Includes the full text of the "I Have a Dream" speech. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY                 NEW!
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maggieoh/Mlk/h1index.html
An online celebration of Dr. King and his work. Good

NEW YORK STATE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE
http://www.nyking.org/
Information on the memorial service for Dr. King on January 17, 2006. Sections: Observance, Upcoming Events, Biography, Community Initiatives, Governor’s Awards, National Observance, and Related Sites. Good

POEM IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING
http://www.fno.org/poetry/standing.html
A poem honoring Dr. King. Includes links. Good

QUOTES FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://members.aol.com/klove01/marquote.htm
A page of quotes by Dr. King. Good

SPEECHES AND LETTERS FROM DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://members.aol.com/klove01/martinsp.htm
Sound and video clips: I Have a Dream speech, Letters from a Birmingham Jail, Quotes, American and Poverty, I See the Promised Land, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. Good

A TEENY TINY BOOK ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/mlk.html
A small coloring book to print out, color and assemble. For primary grades. Good

TIME MAGAZINE- 100 LEADERS & REVOLUTIONARIES: MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.
http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/king.html
A Time magazine profile of Dr. King includes quotes, a quiz and links to more information. Good

A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/mlking.htm
Information on Dr. King, Important Dates in his life, his writings and further reading. Good

WASHINGTON D.C. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL PROJECT
http://www.mlkmemorial.org/
Official site for the foundation building the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Includes information on the project, its timeline, the dedication of the site, map of the location, "The Man, The Movement, The Message", and more. Good

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

AN ANALYSIS OF LITERARY DEVICES USED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND MALCOLM X – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Literature/LIT0212.html
A lesson plan for grades 7-12 comparing Dr. King’s and Malcolm X’s speeches. "Students are exposed to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" and Malcolm X's "The Ballot or the Bullet." After reading and analyzing the speeches, students will create their own persuasive speeches utilizing some of the same devices as King and Malcolm X." Excellent

DR. KING’S DREAM – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=332
A lesson plan for grades K-5 on Martin Luther King, Jr. and his "I Had a Dream" speech. "In this lesson, students will learn about the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Students will 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." Excellent

EXPLORING THE POWER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S WORDS THROUGH DIAMANTE POETRY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=258
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Dr. King. "Encourage your students to 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 by paying attention to the details of King's speech as they read and as they gather words to use in their own original poems. Students read (and listen or view, if resources and time allow) and pay close attention to King’s use of literary devices, such as symbol and repetition, and analyze King's definitions of freedom, justice, discrimination, and dreams as demonstrated by the examples and details in his "I Have a Dream" speech. After a thorough exploration of the power of the speech, students choose powerful words and themes from the text and arrange them into original diamante poems, seven-line, diamond-shaped poems based on contrasting words.
While this lesson focuses on the "I Have a Dream" speech, the activities outlined here could be fitted to any of King's speeches, as well as to famous speeches by others, such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech, Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," or Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?""
Excellent

HOW BIG ARE MARTIN’S BIG WORDS? THINKING BIG ABOUT THE FUTURE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=92
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on Martin Luther King, Jr. "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Caldecott Honor book, Coretta Scott King Honor book, and an Orbis Pictus Award winner, tells of King's childhood determination to use "big words" through biographical information and quotations. Using this book as well as other resources on Dr. King, students explore information on King's "big" words then choose one of two options: (1) 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
." Note: The AVA Center has the video "Martin’s Big Words" VT505845. Excellent

KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE – CURRICULUM UNIT                     NEW!
http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/displayunit.asp?UnitID=1438
A curriculum unit for 1st grade students introducing Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Lesson Plans: Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?, The Life of Dr. King, Digging Deeper for MLK, Peaceful Protest and Dreams Can Come True. Excellent

LESSON PLAN – CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/martin.html
A lesson plan for grades 4 & 5 covering 4-5 class periods. Includes lots of activity suggestions, reference materials needed, objectives, procedures, assessment and more. Excellent

LESSON PLAN – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/mlkday.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-4 on Martin Luther King Day. Includes: Background, References, Resources Needed, Procedures, Assessment and Appendix. Excellent

LESSON PLANNING – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson046.shtml
Advice on resources for planning a lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the King Holiday. Excellent

LESSON TUTOR-THEMATIC STUDIES-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
http://www.lessontutor.com/belm16.html
Suggested activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. studies. The activities include Art, Literature, Social Studies and more. Includes Worksheets and Coloring Pages. Excellent

LESSONS IN COURAGE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., ROSA PARKS AND RUBY BRIDGES – CURRICULUM UNIT                             NEW!
http://www.dpsk12.org/programs/almaproject/pdf/LessonsInCourage.pdf
A 61-page curriculum for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and for Black History month for 1st grade students. Concepts include: Courage, Freedom, Role Playing, Symmetry, Race, Civil Rights, Emotion(s), Segregation, Inequality/Equality, and Peace/Symbolism. Excellent

LET FREEDOM RING – THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=266
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on Martin Luther King, Jr. "In this lesson, students will learn about the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Students will listen to a brief biography, view photographs of the March on Washington, and read a portion of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. After studying King's use of imagery and allusion, students will create original poetic phrases about freedom and illustrate them with symbols representing the forms of freedom that have yet to be realized in the United States."
Excellent

LIVING LEGACIES: COMMEMORATING PEOPLE WHO HAVE IMPACTED SOCIETY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030620friday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Dr. King. "In this lesson, students explore the contemporary commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., research the positive impact another famous person has had on society and the images that best represent the actions and beliefs of that person, create an art exhibit honoring that person's legacy, and finally, write an essay analyzing the effect this individual has had on modern society." Excellent

LIVING THE DREAM: 100 ACTS OF KINDNESS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=259
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on Dr. King’s dream. "After studying about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he believed in, students need the chance to apply those lessons. This is the action piece. This project allows students to participate in Dr. King’s dream by doing 100 acts of kindness. It encourages family and community involvement while uniting the classroom community around a common and important goal. Young students learn that they can make a difference as they live the dream that Dr. King so strongly believed in.
This lesson describes activities that take place between Dr. King's birthday and Valentine’s Day; however, the lesson can be adapted to take place any time of year that you choose."
Excellent

MARCHING ON: LEARNING ABOUT THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030825monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on civil rights. "In this lesson, students learn about the increasingly diverse civil rights movement by researching and profiling its key issues, main organizations, and top leaders." Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ME: IDENTIFYING WITH A HERO – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=257
A lesson plan on Dr. King for grades K-2. "Martin Luther King, Jr. is an American hero, a man who dared to dream. How do we help young children connect their own life experiences to those of Dr. King? This lesson explores ways to help students make connections to Dr. King through reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities that not only provide a glimpse into Dr. King’s life, but empower students to help bring Dr. King’s dream into reality. Most important, it encourages them to dream their own dreams." Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=326
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on nonviolence and Dr. King. "This lesson introduces students to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of nonviolence and the teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi that influenced King's views. After considering the political impact of this philosophy, students explore its relevance to personal life." Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/january/mlk_activities.html
A full page of classroom activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration for grades K-8. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM153&page=teacher
A lesson plan showing the economic effects of the Civil Rights Act. For grades 6-12. "January 19, 1998 is Martin Luther King Day. Students can explore the history behind this day and this charismatic man by following the links below. By completing the lesson which follows, students will learn that Civil Rights legislation (developed thanks, in part, to MLK) actually occurred after the beginnings of the development of the black middle class and did not precede it." Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY LESSON PLANS
http://members.aol.com/MrDonnLessons/USHolidays.html#MLK
Lesson plans and activity sheets for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for grades K-12. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – LESSON PLANS
http://www.theteachersguide.com/Martin%20Luther%20King%20Jr.htm
A collection of links to lesson plans on Dr. King. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING RESOURCE PAGE                     NEW!
http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/martinlutherking.php
A page of lesson plans and worksheets on Dr. King. Also other Resources such as puzzles and games. Excellent

ORDINARY PEOPLE, ORDINARY PLACES – THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=353
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King. "Martin Luther King, Jr., framed the goals and strategies of the Civil Rights Movement for a national audience, and with his message of nonviolent protest, he inspired ordinary African Americans to demand equal rights as American citizens. This lesson will focus on the individual men and women who embraced King’s message and advanced the Civil Rights Movement on a local level. By researching these people and the now historic places where they brought about change, students will discover how the simple act of sitting at a lunch counter in North Carolina could be considered revolutionary, and how, combined with countless other acts of nonviolent protest across the nation, it could lead to major legislation in the area of civil rights for African Americans." Excellent

REMEMBERING THE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – AN INTEGRATED LESSON UNIT FOR PRIMARY CLASSROOMS – LESSON PLANS
http://www.teachersfirst.com/share/mlk/
A group of lesson plans for grades K-4 on Dr. King and the lessons he taught us. Excellent

TEACHING RESOURCES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/themes/mlk.shtml
A long list of links to lesson plans, units and activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Excellent

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LESSON PLANS
http://members.tripod.com/~teacherslounge/index-7.html
A group of lesson plans on African-Americans and African-American history. Some are on or have sections on Dr. King. Very Good

LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec5/Unit_11/Unit_11L6.html
"This unit encourages the primary children to think about respect, fairness, and peaceful conflict resolutions as exemplified by Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lou Hamer."
Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WAS A GREAT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER & ROSA PARKS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HIS WORK – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit11/1l1.htm
A lesson plan for grades 1-2. Discusses the work and beliefs of Dr. King and his actions in promoting Civil Rights. Also discusses the role of Rosa Parks. Very Good

SHARED READING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – LESSON PLAN
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2792.html
A lesson plan for a shared reading of Dr. King’s "I Have a Dream" speech and discussion of the issues it brings to mind. Very Good

TEACHING @ TOLERANCE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson294.shtml
Lesson planning ideas for teaching tolerance using the words of Dr. King. Lessons: "Bursting" Stereotypes, How Tolerant Are Kids in Your School?, Those Tear-Me-Apart, Put-Me-Back-Together, Never-Be-The-Same-Again Blues, Teaching About Tolerance Through Music, and Everybody is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others’ Differences. Very Good

TEACHING WITH DOCUMENTS: COURT DOCUMENTS RELATED TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND MEMPHIS SANITATION WORKERS – LESSON PLAN            NEW!
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/memphis-v-mlk/
A lesson plan on Dr. King’s support for a strike by Memphis sanitation workers using court documents. Sections: The Documents, Standards Correlations, Teaching Activities, Document Analysis Worksheet. Very Good

WHO WAS REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.? – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit11/kl1.htm
A lesson plan for kindergarten students on Dr. King. "Objectives: The student will be able to: 1. recognize Martin Luther King Jr. as a great leader who worked to get equal rights for all people. 2. understand Martin Luther King Jr.'s hope that all people could live together without prejudice." Very Good

A BOX OF CRAYONS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.kinderart.com/multic/mlkjr_crayons.shtml
A lesson plan for MLK Day for Kindergarten students. Good

JFK AND MLK, JR. – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/435.html
A lesson plan for middle school students comparing John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. and their influence on history. "During a study of the 1960's students have written obituaries for John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. I have made a transparency of an obituary from the newspaper. From that example, we examined the format for this document, to see placement for age, birth date, hometown, etc. Then we looked at the topics of the paragraphs for ideas of organization. Research is then completed to gather the facts for the
obituary."
Good’

KING & CIVIL RIGHTS LESSON PLAN USING THE WEB                 NEW!
http://members.tripod.com/%7Ecrazyb/kinglesson.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-10 on Dr. King and Civil Rights. "Upon completion of this lesson students will have the know how to extract useful information off the World Wide Web. They will have an understanding of the civil rights time period in America, and an awareness of the obstacles that Martin Luther King had to over come to persue his dream. They will see the relevance of civil rights and how it helped shape our nation and the world." Note: There are numerous misspellings throughout the lesson. Note: There are no links. You’ll have to provide your own. Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LESSON PLAN
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSMartinLutherKing5.htm
A lesson plan for 5th grade students on Dr. King. "The students will recognize the chronology of Martin Luther King's life. The students will have an understanding of the Jim Crow laws. The students will become familiar with the speech "I Have a Dream." Good

MLK WEB – A TEACHER’S GUIDE                     NEW!
http://mlk.cafeprogressive.com/
"the online source for MLK quotes, biographies, timelines, speeches, photos, lesson plans, books, audio tapes, cds, videos, and posters, as well as african-american news and resources."  
Use the drop down scroll link for contents. Good

PEACE PRIZE LESSON PLAN                 NEW!

http://www.verybestkids.com/Categories/LearningFun/DiscoveryTime/Article.aspx?articleID=2F89AC97-101F-487D-9EE0-9B554BB39A7A

A lesson plan for elementary students in which they create their own Peace Prize and award it to someone. Good

 

WEBQUESTS

CIVIL RIGHTS WEBQUEST
http://www.wcboe.org/schools/wihi/civilrights/index.htm
A webquest on the Civil Rights movement and its leaders. "Using the writings and speeches of Civil Rights leaders Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, students must create a response from their chosen leader to a fictional busing crisis in Boston, MA. Students must identify the leader's position on integration, what methods the leader would use to create change, and create a series of actions that show what the leader would do in this situation." Excellent

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEBQUEST
http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/middle/SocialScience/MartinLutherKing/dr.htm
A webquest for middle school students. The premise is that they have the opportunity to speak to all the schools in the world about peace and tolerance. They must research Dr. King’s life and words and develop a five-minute radio address to all the children in the world. Excellent

"I HAVE A DREAM: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING – WEBQUEST                         NEW!
http://www.glenrocknj.org/webquests/SocialStudies/connellyg_webquest/King1.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. "Your task will be to learn about some of the conditions in America during the struggle for civil rights.  You will be assigned to a group with three other classmates to investigate the life of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement.  Each team member will be responsible for developing a eulogy about Martin Luther King.  Your eulogy  should include the following: aspects of his life:  childhood, husband, father, scholar, ordained minister,  pastor, Civil Rights leader, honors, and marquee events.  You may find others." Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEBQUEST
http://www.fayette.k12.il.us/techcurr/shayla/mlk.htm
A webquest in which students research the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., keep notes and answer questions. Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEBQUEST
http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Stu/dfalcone/Martin%20Luther%20King%20Jr.%20Webquest.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on Dr. King. "Imagine that someone doesn’t like you because of the way you look. How would you feel about that? If you would feel like Martin Luther King, Jr. did, than you probably would be upset and sad. Dr. King decided to take a nonviolent stand against being treated in this way. Below, you will find information and will have to complete assignments that have to do with Dr. King and his life. The information and assignments will help you come up with ways to teach others that all people should be treated in a fair way."
Excellent

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : ONE MAN’S QUEST FOR EQUALITY – WEBQUEST
http://www.fayette.k12.il.us/techcurr/shayla/mlk.htm
A webquest for middle school students on Dr. King. "Students will be using Netscape Navigator to visit Web sites on Martin Luther King, Jr. Each student will keep a notebook of the answers to questions along with their own thoughts and comments. Each student will create a timeline and take an electronic quiz. Finally students will share with the rest of the class what you've learned from this lesson. So, travel back in time and imagine yourself and your family as an African American family living in the 50's and 60's." Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEBQUEST
http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/TecEds/trainees/Leslie.Brewer/Webquest/Index.htm
A webquest for elementary students on Dr. King. "Your task will be to look at five paintings depicting the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After you look at the paintings, I would like you to make a picture and write an essay about the characteristics that Dr. King Jr. has that are most like your own." Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEBQUEST
http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/F02X2/hauser/mlkwq/mlk_student.htm
A webquest for 5th and 6th grade students on Dr. King. "Imagine that your school has decided to create a mural to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. You've been assigned to a task force that will design the mural to commemorate his life and contribution to society. This mural will consist of five different components:  education, family, speeches, contribution to society, and his death." Very Good

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – WEBQUEST
http://www.alt.wcboe.k12.md.us/mainfold/technolog/techsat/web01/WOODRUM/FINALM~1.HTM
A webquest for 3rd grade on Dr. King. "The third graders have been chosen to help your school celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.    With a partner, you will research Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. and create a Powerpoint Slide Show Presentation that shows the most important events of his life.    You and your partner will share your slide show with other classes within our school.    You both will explore several web sites.    You may also use books from your classroom and the library to find information about Dr. King's life." Note: We found a couple of broken links on this page. Very Good

 

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Prepared by the Cumberland County AVA Center staff. Please call #856-451-0817 or email: avacenter@cumbavac.org with questions or suggestions for future web site lists.

The site list is also posted on our website at http://www.salemcountyava.org as well as the sites below:

http://www.cjims.org/links.htm

http://www.atlanticava.org

December 2005

You are welcome to post our lists on your website. If you do, you must post the list in its entirety and credit and link back to Carol Lyn Hutton, Cumberland County AVA Center, Bridgeton, NJ. http://www.cumbavac.org

 

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SPECIAL NOTE: TEACHERS PLEASE READ

We do not normally take a position on websites we research on your behalf but there is one which you must be aware of. It is very likely your students may come across it in their research. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Historical Examination http://www.martinlutherking.org/ This site alleges to provide materials on Dr. King for the classroom. However, it attacks Dr. King as "The Beast", a Communist and more. It is NOT appropriate material for students.

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