Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  In honor of this day, I am bringing you resources to use with your children, to learn about and celebrate the life of this great man.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of January, which is close to his birthday, January 15, 1929, when he was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, but it was not observed until three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday. But by the year 2000 this day was officially observed in all 50 states.

Resources

Lapbooks, Unit Studies, and Notebooking Pages

Crafts

Books

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney
I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? by Bonnie Bader
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights by Belinda Rochelle
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph
Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement by Judith Bloom Fradin
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose

Movies/Documentaries

Selma

Raisin in the Sun

Mississippi Burning

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

To Kill a Mockingbird

Martin Lunther King Jr Story (Documentary)

Martin Luther King Jr – The Man and the Dream

“Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. – The Man and the Dream explores the life of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. In December 1955, after Montgomery civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to obey the city’s policy mandating segregation on buses, black residents launched a bus boycott and elected King president of the newly formed Montgomery Improvement Association, gaining him national prominence.”

Writing Activities and Worksheets

Recipes

Much Love & Many Blessing!!