Luther King Jr.
- Easier - Martin
Luther King, Jr. was born in 1929 and died in 1968.
He was an American clergyman known for his
leadership in the Civil Rights Movement of the
- Harder - Martin
Luther King, Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement of
the 1960s. He organized nonviolent marches to
protest segregation and racial injustice. This
peaceful means of protest is known as passive
resistance. His 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech
dealing with peace and racial equality is one of
the most powerful speeches in American history. Dr.
King was assassinated by a gunman in 1968.
- Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King as a
living memorial dedicated to the preservation and
advancement of the work of her husband, Martin
Luther King, Jr., the King Center provides a wide
range of resources including King related news,
historical information, and more.
- Other Comprehensive MLK Sites:
- 2) MLK Online http://www.mlkonline.com/
Luther King, Jr. Day On the Net
- Learn about the man and why we celebrate a
holiday in his honor.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
- 3) Raleigh-Wake King Celebration http://www.king-raleigh.org/splash.htm
- 4) Seven Steps of Non-Violent Action http://www.king-raleigh.org/history/steps.htm
Luther King Jr. Papers Project at
- Explore secondary documents written about
Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as primary
documents written during King's life.
- Website Section:
- 2) King Chronology http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/chronology/index.htm
Luther King Jr. (Seattle Times
- Website examines Dr. King's role and impact in
shaping America; includes timeline, photographs,
newspaper articles, curriculum information.
- Related Webpage:
- 2) The Holiday http://www.seattletimes.com/mlk/holiday/index.html
- Choose a project and use the links
below to solve the problem or create a
- Visual History. Create a
timeline showing key events in the life of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Print out visuals
from the Internet that reflect particular
aspects of his life. Include these on your
timeline. After you are done, compare and
contrast your timeline to those at
King Timeline Page, Timeline
of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., and King
- The Man. Choose five words that
best describe Martin Luther King, Jr.
Create a mobile with those words. Imagine
what it might be like if he were alive
today; write a letter to him. See what
some second graders wrote to him at
to Dr. Martin Luther King.
- The Power of Speech. Listen to
Have A Dream' speech. He was a
powerful speaker. Write about your dream
for a better world. Read your speech aloud
to the class. Think about the power of
speech and the importance of speaking
clearly and with passion.
- Document Detective. Martin
Luther King, Jr. wrote many memorable
papers. Most people have heard the dream
speech or read his letters from jail, but
there are many other interesting
documents. Read one of these The Papers
of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pick out
phrases that you think are important to
- Complete a WebQuest. Follow or
adapt the procedures found at one of the
- 1) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by P.
- 2) 'I Have a Dream:' Dr. Martin Luther
King by G. Connelly
- 3) Martin Luther King, Jr.: One Man's
Quest for Equality http://www.fayette.k12.il.us/techcurr/shayla/mlk.htm
- Websites By Kids For Kids
King Timeline Page (Buckman Elementary
- Here is an illustrated timeline of Martin
Luther King Jr's life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Pocantico Hills
- This website has a timeline, activities,
letters written to Dr. King by this 2nd grade
class, and more.
- Several More MLK Websites
About Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Overview of his
Life at Enchanted Learning
- This page contains biographical information, a
timeline, and illustrations and printouts for
learning about the life of Dr. King.
- Another MLK Website:
- 2) Martin Luther King, Jr.: American
Civil-Rights Leader 1929 - 1968
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Overview
by C. Overbeck
- This website investigates the circumstances of
King's death, examining the bewildering and
- Other Websites on the Assasination
- 2) Examiners Say Tests of Ray's Gun
'Inconclusive' from CNN Interactive
- 3) From Small-time Criminal to Notorious
Assassin from CNN Interactive
- 4) James Earl Ray from Who2 http://www.who2.com/jamesearlray.html
- 5) Martin Luther King Assasination
- 6) War Over King's Legacy by V.E. Smith and J.
Meacham from The Washington Post
Martin Luther King
- Trace the history of Dr. Martin Luther King and
the Civil Rights Movement.
- Listen to audio clips from Martin Luther King's
1963 Washington speech.
- Other MLK Writing, Quotations, &
- 2) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Archer
Audio Archives http://www.archervalerie.com/mlk.html
- 3) I Have A Dream http://www.wmich.edu/politics/mlk/dream.html
- 4) I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. at
- 5) I've Been to the Mountaintop at Memphis: We
- 6) Letter From A Birmingham Jail Speech (1963)
- 7) Martin Luther King Day Quotes http://grove.ufl.edu/~leo/mlk.html
- 8) Martin Luther King, Jr. on Labor http://www.afscme.org/about/mlklabor.htm
- 9) MLK Speeches http://www.creighton.edu/mlk/speeches/index.html
- 10) Memorable Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 11) Negro and the Constitution
- 12) Purpose of Education http://www.toptags.com/aama/voices/speeches/pofed.htm
Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch at
Louisiana State University Libraries
- This site provides a summary of Dr. King's life
Luther King, Jr.: Follow His Footsteps
- (Civil Rights Trail: Now and Then at Miami
- Site has interesting facts and information on
his life, legacy, and assassination.
Luther King Jr.: A Life Tribute from
- This website has a collection of photographs of
- Other Tribute Sites:
- 2) Martin Luther King, Jr. at Time by J.
- 3) Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by M.
Sylvester at B. Davis Schwartz Memorial
Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- Here you find the website for the National Park
Service's Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic
Site in Atlanta.
Luther King Jr.: Winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace
- This site provides biographical information
including King's acceptance speech for the Nobel
Civil Rights Museum
- Located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King
was assassinated on April 4, 1968, this site's
mission is to educate and preserve the memory of
Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King You Don't See On TV by
J. Cohen and N. Solomon
- This article maintains that the media and the
public overlook Martin Luther King, Jr's political
stand during the last three years of his life.
- Related Article:
- 2) The Unfinished Agenda of Martin Luther King
Jr. by M. Honey
- Websites For Teachers
Ways to Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with
Kids by K. Abel
- Try these five ways to help children celebrate
Dr. King's vision of hope and sense of
- Related Websites:
- 2) Martin Luther King Jr.
- 3) Martin Luther King Jr.: Themes and
of the Free World (Grade K-2)
- 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
- Other Lessons at the Site:
- 2) Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Great Civil
Rights Leader . . . (Grade 1)
- 3) Who Was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? (Grade
Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Leaders at
- This lesson focuses on the life and times of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Students see how he worked
to change the unjust laws. They see how young
people have taken up his causes.
Luther King Jr. Teaches Many Lessons from
- This site has provides over 20 cross-curricular
and cross-grade lessons that teachers can use to
share King's life and legacy with students.
Theme Unit at abc.teach
- This site outlines a systematic approach to
teaching about peace.
Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. from
A to Z Teacher Stuff
- This huge links-site has conections to lots of
activities, lesson plans, webQuests, and much, much
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