Until January 18th:
Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans
- brief summary of the project
- Essential Question
- Big Idea
- Common Core and ISTE alignment
- materials required
- teacher prep required
- step-by-step instructions
- extensions to dig deeper into the subject
- assessment strategies
- sample grading rubric
- sample project
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Interactive book for young readers
by Rich Linville: an excellent biography of Martin Luther King Jr. for young readers. It is written with simple, straightforward text in a warm inviting voice making it easily understood by even the youngest readers. The author includes not just well-known facts about this civil rights leaders but some details I didn’t even know (like when he changed his name to Martin Luther King Jr.). The graphics are clean, colorful, and highly visual, and the length is short making this a perfect book for reading to students during a unit on civil rights or as a nightly bedtime story. I particularly like that it’s interactive, posing questions for readers to answer and asking them to relate King’s experiences to their own.
More on Martin Luther King:
- lesson plans from NEA
- Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech on YT
- worksheets, printables, and more
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today and TeachHUB, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.