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Teaching about Martin Luther King in lower elementary classrooms

Martin Luther King Jr. day is observed on the third Monday of every January and is the perfect opportunity for our young students to understand that they have the ability to make the world a better place, no matter how small their actions.

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Focusing on the actions of words of Dr. King, we like to read this book, available from Amazon.

This craft activity is a great resource after learning about the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for students to respond in a meaningful and appropriate way. This makes a great a bulletin board for Black History month. It’s easy to make and comes with step-by-step photographic directions – perfect for projecting to a smart board or printing out and displaying in a center. You can download it from my Teachers Pay Teachers store here!

What are you doing to celebrate the life of Dr. Luther King? For more ideas, check out other resources in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!


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