We just got back from Christmas break, and soon we will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. If you're looking for a way to incorporate a Social Studies lesson on this topic before break, hopefully you will find something of use in one of these resources!
I'm sure a lot of you have tons of MLK resources, but just in case, here are a few:
Scholastic's MLK Day Resources page includes lots of info, links, and a Notebook lesson: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=149
Remember you can get the full "I Have a Dream" speech transcript (print and audio) on American Rhetoric: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm or on Discovery Education
This school system has compiled a plethora (I just love that word) of resources, including background info, blackline masters, lesson plans, technology links, and a list of Discovery Education clips: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/holidays/mlk/mlk.htm
Larry Ferlazzo is an ESL teacher who compiles list of website resources for different topics- this one is 2 years old, but has some good ones that would be great for EC, ESL, or lower level students. For example, the first site listed is a biography of MLK created by students that is text, but can be read to students. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/12/21/the-best-websites-about-martin-luther-king/
Here are some resources from different government agencies http://www.free.ed.gov/keywords.cfm?keyword_id=954
And finally, if you search for MLK lessons on the SMART Exchange, this is what you'll get: http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?m=01&&q=martin+luther+king&tab=resources&sf=d
Hope there's something in here you can use in the next couple weeks! What's your favorite MLK Day resource?