There are certain historical figures who have, through their own actions and feats, earned a place in history which warrants annual recognition so that their deeds and works won't be forgotten. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of those people. This year MLK day falls on January 16, 2017. Many educators like to take an opportunity to honor Dr. King with their students. I have shared numerous teaching resources in the past, but have found a few more treasures to help us celebrate and remember.
Scholastic has created a collection of resources specifically for MLK day including lesson plans, and videos, focussed around the theme: The Spirit of Service. They have broken the lesson plans down by grade level for 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. They also have classroom resources for MLK day and Black History Month.
Tynker is also helping students remember the life of Dr. King. They have created a A Coding Project to Honor MLK Day in which students can code a timeline of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. This project is completely free.
If you have other projects that you have done in the past that you really like, we would love to hear about them! Please share in the comments.