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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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