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He Changed America by Talking: Activities to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Image of Martin Luther King for Evan-Moor blog“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:

Martin Luther King, Jr., Activities
Grades PreK–K: Martin Luther King, Jr., Activities
(From Seasonal Activities)

Dr. King Writing Form
Grades K–2:
Dr. King Writing Form
(From Writing Forms: Tops & Bottoms)

He Changed America by Talking
Grades 1–2:
He Changed America by Talking
(From Read and Understand: Celebrating Diversity)

Biographical Article and Activities
Grades 3–4:
Biographical Article and Activities
(From Read and Understand: Celebrating Diversity)

Spanish:English Biography and Activities
Grades 4–8:
Spanish/English Biography and Activities
(From Spanish/English Read and Understand)

The Handshake Book
Grades 1–6:
The Handshake Book
(From How to Make Books with Children)

Additional resources

Please share your lesson ideas in the comments section.


Image of Theresa WoolerTheresa 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.

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  1. Dr.King is such an inspirational man. My children wrote how they thought the world would be different if people were free to be the person they really are. We also discussed how important it is to stand together as a family to support and encourage each other. It was such a sweet lesson that really brought us closer together.

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