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Celebrating King

Why do we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Listen to audio stories and match symbols to holidays to find out why we honor important people.

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Linking Past to Present

Explore the contributions of King and other civil rights leaders. Then, play a game to identify how events from the past shape how we live today.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Impact on Society

Investigate how Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and analyze graphs to understand the act’s impact on society.

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Biography Video

Discover how Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to fighting for equality for all Americans. Watch the video or read the biography about Martin Luther King Jr. with your students.

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Outside Resources

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

Read excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail. Study questions are also included.

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The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

Explore a variety of primary sources including photos, documents, and more from the Civil Rights Era.

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