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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Resources | Published 13 January, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. an American Baptist minister changed history through his non-violent approach to tackling race issues in America. He was a key player in the Civil Rights Movement and his campaigns improved the lives of Black citizens of America and the world. His famous “I have a dream” speech still continues to inspire today.

Non-Violence and Civil Rights

Explore issues of Non-Violent protests through key players in the Civil Rights Movement with this resource for prompting class debate.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Christian way

This presentation and worksheets explore how Martin Luther King, Jr. was compared to Jesus and how the Christian faith influenced his actions.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood

Focus on Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood with a role play, poetry and debating lesson.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama

Try this presentation exploring leadership qualities with a Taboo task to finish.

Martin Luther King, Jr. workbook

Here is a clear and simple workbook to introduce Martin Luther King, Jr. to KS1 pupils.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Racism

This lesson presentation and accompanying worksheets introduce issues of racism and get students to exercise empathy for those experiencing inequality.

The Race Issue in America

A full scheme of work on the history of the American Civil Rights movement from TES Partner, Hwb Welsh Government.

Comparing Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X’s strategies of protest

An essay writing frame and assessment criteria for independent writing about these two figures of the Civil Rights movement.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Use this photo based assembly to introduce the life and message of Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream Speech

Teach Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech with activities to explore his themes.

Fallen Word Puzzle

This fun word puzzle will test pupils’ knowledge of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

Persuasive Speech

Lesson activities and worksheets using Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech as a starting point for persuasive writing.

Guess the Answer

Try this fun and quick starter activity on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life and dreams

Explore how Martin Luther King came to be involved with the Civil Rights Movement and explore his “I have a dream” speech with these literacy lessons.

Report on his life

Practise non-fiction writing with this resource pack on the Civil Rights leader.

Racism in the US: Assassination

Explore historical sources to discuss why Martin Luther King was murdered in this KS3 history lesson.

Notable Christians

From Martin Luther King to Mother Theresa, discover prolific, charitable Christians with this PowerPoint.

FILMCLUB: Martin Luther King Day

Try these screening sessions to explore black history in class or as part of an after-school club.

Campaign against racism

Use this lesson to introduce pupils to the civil rights movement and wrap up by designing anti-racism posters.


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