Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Our list of resources will help you teach your child about the civil rights leader and movement in a meaningful and fun way.

Explaining the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of the civil rights movement to a child can be a challenge. These Web sites make the task easier by bringing history to life through photos, quizzes, videos, events, and activities you can do with your son or daughter.

The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Birthplace of a Leader
(Middle school and up)
This virtual tour through the city streets of Atlanta features photos of places where Dr. King lived and preached.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil rights movement
(Middle school and up)
The study guide, quizzes, and photos make this comprehensive site a great way for parents to give their children an interactive overview of the civil rights leader and movement.

The Dr. King Timeline Page
(Early elementary and up)
This site is popular among elementary school children who enjoy learning about Dr. King through pictures drawn by their peers.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project
(High school and up)
A joint effort between the King Center in Atlanta and the King Papers Project at Stanford University, this site gathers and presents historical information concerning Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

Activities & Projects for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Civil Rights Scavenger Hunt
(Elementary and up)
The interactive game on this site is a fun way for your child to learn more about this important time in history.

Education World: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Elementary and up)
This site is chock full of articles, lesson ideas, books, and activities you can do with your child to honor the holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
(All ages)
The Corporation for National and Community Service has a state-by-state list of community-service projects taking place on January 17 to encourage people to honor Dr. King's memory through charitable works.

Test Your Knowledge About Martin Luther King Jr.
(Middle school and up)
How much do you know about the civil rights leader? Take this quick 12-question quiz and find out.

We Shall Overcome
(Elementary and up)
For families who want to visit some of the historic sites of the civil rights movement, this site features a complete, state-by-state listing with photos and descriptions of churches, schools, homes, and neighborhoods.

Teaching Racial Tolerance

Only One of You
(Early elementary and up)
Find out how you can use poetry to promote tolerance and to celebrate differences.

Teaching Tolerance
(All ages)
Child shares resources that will help you teach your child to appreciate differences and avoid prejudice.

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