Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Grades 9-12
Lesson Plans, Activity Ideas & Other Resources for Teaching MLK Day
Help students in grades 9-12 put in perspective the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.
Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade & the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Students in grades 9-12 learn about the role of youth in the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama and Civil Rights Movement.
I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts
Students in grades 9-12 compare Martin Luther King’s dream of nonviolence, rapper Common’s “A Dream,” and Walter Dean Myers’ “Monkeyman.”
I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A source of activities, lessons, and websites.
Martin Luther King Jr.
NY Times archive of articles on MLK.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
This companion website features history (1896-1954); stories, including video, audio, photographs, and documents; interactive maps; tools & activities; and lesson plans and activities for middle school and high school.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
The History Channel provides a collection of 49 short videos on MLK and his career.
- Roads to Memphis: The 1968 Hunt for Martin Luther King's Killer (1:21)
This video and transcript describes the hunt for James Earl Ray, a documentary that aired originally on PBS as part the American Experience series.
- American Experience: Eyes on the Prize: The Story of the Movement
This part of the 14 hour series covers 25 major events, from Emmett Till's murder in 1955 to the election of Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor in 1983.
last updated: January 5, 2015
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