MLK Day Ideas & Teaching Resources

MLK Day Ideas & Teaching Resources

If you are a teacher from third to sixth grade and are looking for new activities to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, look no further! MLK Day is celebrated on the third day of January each year.

First of all this Escape Room activity is a fantastic way for your students to learn about the inspirational civil rights leader in a fun, interactive and engaging way. Students can complete the activity individually or as part of a team.


Or try these close readings or reading comprehension activities. These are differentiated for either fifth and sixth grade, or third and fourth grade. Each comes with an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions, a writing extension task, a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch activity.


For an in depth look into the life of Martin Luther King, try these biography writing units. Each unit contains three to four hours of activities with students reading and sorting facts, drafting paragraphs and then completing a neat biography ready for display.


For a closer look at the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, that Martin Luther King was such an important part of, then check out our Civil Rights Movement Timeline Activity & Display. Students can research dates of key events from the time period and sort them into order, and the resource makes a great classroom display.


For more ideas and resources on hundreds of topics and famous figures remember to check out Creative Primary Literacy!

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