“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (August 28, 1963)
As we celebrate a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., how do you help your students or children appreciate his life’s work and legacy? These Evan-Moor lesson ideas provide some insight into Dr. King’s poignant teachings, which are still relevant to our world today.
Evan-Moor printable activities:
- This Martin Luther King, Jr., Pinterest Board provides Evan-Moor lesson ideas and resources.
- 13 Civil Rights Picture Books for Kids
- Hand-in-Hand for a Better Land bulletin board template and writing prompts from Evan-Moor’s Seasonal Bulletin Boards:
- What does it mean to stand “hand-in-hand”? Have your students tell about a time when they stood together for a common belief or cause. How did standing hand-in-hand make a difference?
- Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that all people would be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Have students write about what makes up a person’s character.
Please share your lesson ideas in the comments section.
Theresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer and homeschool educator, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team.