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FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. Mini-Unit

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up, so now is a great time to introduce him to young learners.

Free Martin Luther King Jr. Mini Unit

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!

Diversity Activity - Free Martin Luther King Jr. Mini Unit

3) Print, cut, and glue a timeline of major events in Martin Luther King Jr’s life. (Free registration required to download worksheet.)

Martin Luther King Timeline - Free Martin Luther King Mini-Unit

4) Talk about dreams and the dreams we have with this simple printable.

I Have a Dream Printable - Free Martin Luther King Jr Mini Unit

5) Print out and color this picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Free registration required for download.)

Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page - Free Martin Luther King Jr Mini Unit

6) Print, read, and complete this reading comprehension worksheet with accompanying questions.

Martin Luther King Jr Reading Comprehension - Free MLK Mini Unit

7) Here’s another worksheet, with fill-in-the-blank reading. (Free registration required to download.)

Martin Luther King Worksheet - Free Martin Luther King Mini-Unit Study

8) Finally, you can print, cut and glue to make this crafty version of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Craft - Free Martin Luther King Jr Mini Unit

I hope you enjoy learning about Martin Luther King, Jr, with your little ones!

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Verse to Ponderize: Psalms 118:24

If you were listening in General Conference last month, you surely heard the challenge issued by Devin G. Durrant to ‘ponderize’ – ponder and memorize – a verse of scripture each week. I am (as I often am) late to the game, but I’ve meant to take up the challenge.

Here is the first verse we’re going to ‘ponderize’ around here: Psalms 118:24.

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

I’ve made a little printable so you can print it out and hang it up for the week, if you like. I am. Click on the picture to open the full PDF.

Psalms 118:24 Printable to Ponderize

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FREE Solar System Mini-Unit

You know what’s fun? Space! So how about we study the solar system?

Free Solar System Mini Unit - Craft, Worksheet, Video, and More

Don’t forget that Pluto has been declassified as a planet since 2006 (yes, it’s really been almost ten years) so all the materials selected for this mini unit reflect that. The following are external links; please let me know if links become broken so I can correct or replace them!

1) Watch this tour of the Solar System.

2) Print, color, and label this solar system worksheet.

Free Solar System Worksheet - Solar System Mini Unit

3) Print and cut out these planet cards. Follow the directions to learn more about the scale of distances in the solar system.

Distances in the Solar System Activity - Free Solar System Mini Unit

4) Unscramble the names of the planets and find the secret message!

Free Solar System Unscramble - Solar System Mini Unit

5) Make a solar system model with a cardboard circle from a pizza and some pompoms!

Pizza and PomPom Solar System Model - Free Solar System Mini-Unit

6) Print, color, cut and staple a solar system mini-book. (Scroll down.)

Solar System Mini Book - Free Solar System Mini Unit

7) Finally, make a solar system snack!

Solar System Snack - Free Solar System Mini Unit

This unit is intended for elementary aged learners. I hope your kids enjoy it!

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