Teaching Martin Luther King and Civil Rights
Here is a great collection of resources and sites for teaching about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement:
- About Martin Luther King Day – From About.com a series of lesson plans and activities for grades K-6.
- Beyond the Playing Field – Part of the National Archives’ Teaching With Documents series, this activity examines the integration of baseball using primary sources.
- Civil Rights – From the Library of Congress, several lesson plans and activities that work with various collections to bring the Civil Rights Movement to life for students.
- The Civil Rights Movement – Complete lesson plans, activities, and resources to give middle school students an overview of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Civil Rights Webquest – From Kentucky Educational Television students take on seven different roles and work in teams to experience the Civil Rights Movement from very different viewpoints.
- Making Connections – a 112-page printable pdf curriculum guide from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that offers a comprehensive guide to instruction for K-12.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. & Me – A K-2 series of lessons to help students begin to understand the life of Dr. King.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site – Series of lessons and activities for Grades K-8 that challenge students’ current knowledge of Civil Rights and how these rights were attained and protected.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources – A collection of resources, lesson plans, activities, interactive, and multimedia for all grade levels K-12 to teach not only about MLK, but also the Civil Rights Movement and African American cultural legacies.