Martin Luther King Jr. Day printables, civil rights worksheets, lesson plans - Grand Rapids Holidays |

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15 which is celebrated as Martin Luther King, Jr Day the third Monday in January--Jan. 19, 2015. Teachers and homeschool parents, here are free printable lesson plans on MLK Jr., to teach children about this brave civil rights champion.

First, help students relate him on a personal level with Time magazine's Jan. 15 article on what Martin Luther King Jr. was like as child. Next head to Activity Village for a printable collection of MLK Jr. activities. There are American history lessons on civil rights, bus boycotts, Selma and Montgomery marches and more. Students make text-to-self connections writing about what freedom and justice mean to them. Use these to explore Black History Month in February.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Day printables, civil rights worksheets, lesson plans

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