Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Your students will love learning all about Martin Luther King Jr. with this hands-on resource! This pack includes passages, organizers, vocabulary posters, comprehension and connection activities plus a flip book!
Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to making the world a better place for everyone! Martin Luther King Jr. was one of greatest civil rights leaders and one of the most influential people in American history. In 1986, the third Monday in January was named a national holiday called Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor this incredible man!
This unit on Martin Luther King, Jr. includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students including:
✔5 Informational articles that all about Dr. King’s life:
✔Meet Martin Luther King Jr.
✔Martin Luther King Jr. Organizers (2)
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔6 Page Martin Luther King Jr. Flip-Up Booklet
✔Primary Sources: Quotes with Comprehension Questions
✔What are Civil Rights Activity
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There are three main activities:
Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.
Next, have students read the informational articles and character studies where they will meet Martin Luther King Jr. and learn all about his life. Articles are written in a kid-friendly format with questions and scenes for students to connect and color.
Have students complete the Mystery Flaps and the 6-page Flip-Up Booklet all about Martin Luther King Jr. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. Students could then decorate the cover of the booklet.
*The organizers included in this activity pack are the same ones that are sold separately in my store.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year with this hands-on activity pack!
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