Monday, January 9, 2012

MLK Day Resources

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:

Remember you can get the full "I Have a Dream" speech transcript (print and audio) on American Rhetoric: 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:

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.

Here are some resources from different government agencies

And finally, if you search for MLK lessons on the SMART Exchange, this is what you'll get:

Hope there's something in here you can use in the next couple weeks! What's your favorite MLK Day resource?

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