Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up, so now is a great time to introduce him to young learners.
Martin Luther King, Jr, is an important historical figure in the United States, but young children today may not even be aware of or understand the issues that he was fighting against, so some care is required when teaching it.
1) Watch this biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. – it introduces and explains the concept of segregation and touches on the Montgomery bus boycott in the course of telling about his life.
2) Discuss diversity with the help of two eggs. We are all the same on the inside!
3) Print, cut, and glue a timeline of major events in Martin Luther King Jr’s life. (Free registration required to download worksheet.)
4) Talk about dreams and the dreams we have with this simple printable.
5) Print out and color this picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Free registration required for download.)
6) Print, read, and complete this reading comprehension worksheet with accompanying questions.
7) Here’s another worksheet, with fill-in-the-blank reading. (Free registration required to download.)
8) Finally, you can print, cut and glue to make this crafty version of Martin Luther King Jr.
I hope you enjoy learning about Martin Luther King, Jr, with your little ones!by