In the United States of America, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. each year on the third Monday of January. Each year, this presents homeschoolers with a wonderful opportunity to study the life of this famous American.
Thankfully, there are so many free resources we can use in our unit studies to study the time period in which Dr. King lived, as well as his life and accomplishments.
Browse through this BIG list of printable resources, choose a few books to read from the list of suggestions, and you’ve got a wonderful unit study for your own homeschool!
Unit Studies and Facts & Information
Martin Luther King, Jr. Facts – National Geographic KIDS – includes different photos of MLK’s life and facts about those pictures
‘I Have a Dream’ Speech – Full text of Dr. King’s famous speech
MLK Research Institute at Stanford University – Explore Dr. King’s speeches, documents he wrote, and more; fascinating!
Printables and Worksheets
includes a fact sheet, notebooking pages, and 2 mini-books from Notebooking Nook.
includes cut & paste definitions, a fact sheet to complete, a question and answer section, a fill-in-the-blank, and more from Mama’s Learning Corner.
Blank writing pages, with and without sections for drawing an illustration from Mama’s Learning Corner.
Puzzles, copywork, coloring pages, cryptogram puzzles from In All You Do Breed Love.
Free resources from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Includes handwriting, skip counting, number mazes, word searches, and more from Blessed Beyond a Doubt.
Quotes featuring Dr. King to practice cursive handwriting from 3 Boys and a Dog.
Word Search for 2nd Grade and up from Jinxy Kids.
Access on Teachers Pay Teachers; available in both black & white and color
For 1st-2nd Grade and up from Write Shop.
For 1st-4th Grades; includes manuscript and cursive tracing, a characteristics organizer, and a report prompt from Meet Penny.
includes 5 quotes to copy from Homegrown Learners.
includes 4 different coloring pages from Sight and Sound Reading.
Access on Teachers Pay Teachers; free printable flip book with facts about Dr. King’s life
this printable from Thirty Handmade Days has space for writing and illustrating.
Hands-On Activities and Crafts
Fingerprint Peace Dove – Neat activity for a family or co-op!
These books are available on Amazon. They may also be available at your local library.
Martin Luther King, Jr – History.com’s detailed information on MLK, Jr.
‘I Have a Dream Speech’ – Powerful! A must-watch
MLK Biography – Short 5 minute video from Biography.com
The March on Washington Documentary – Short documentary on The March on Washington; first-hand accounts
The Man Who Changed America – 2-minute biographical video from Scholastic
MLK’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech – Dr. King’s official acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964; 12 minutes
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Short free video from BrainPop