Challenge students to make as many words as they can, using the letters in Martin Luther King. I purposely did not include Jr.
I've included a list of the 525 that I thought of. While I was making my list, I thought how appropriate that many of these words could be directly associated with Dr. King's life, so I decided to have the extra assignment of having students highlight words that they thought were relevant to MLK.
Help your students show what they've learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making a flip for facts booklet. I've included a list of helpful MLK websites, as well as 95 Fast Facts about MLK, along with a page of Public Domain pictures if students would like to include a few.
Print; laminate and trim. Use them as independent centers, a border for your MLK Day activities, and games. Make extra sets and cut them apart to make puzzles for even more centers and games.
I did a zillion hours of research, reading over 20 books and visiting over 40 websites, so you don't have to! If you're looking for some simple and brief facts about Martin Luther King Jr. that you can share with your students, then I think you'll find these 95 interesting MLK fast facts helpful.
Start out Martin Luther King Day by having one of 7 MLK bookmarks on your students' desks when they arrive. You could also use them as incentives and pass them out for accomplished tasks. Challenge students to collect all 7 and then share them with their friends.
This is a tried and true list of my favorite books to read for Martin Luther King Day. I have a list specifically about the life and times of MLK, as well as a list of books I read to help my Y5's wrap their heads around the difficult concepts of discrimination, prejudice, civil rights, and diversity.
Start your Martin Luther King activities off with a KWL. Have students do their own personal ones first, then gather them in a group to make a whole-group one on the larger template. After your studies, have them fill in what they learned.
Making a Venn diagram will help students organize their thoughts so that they are better able to write a comparison and contrast piece. Children can compare Barrack Obama, the first black President, with MLK or choose the Venn diagram comparing him with Mahatma Ghandi.
Cover a variety of standards with these January-themed winter math worksheets. Use them for your math block, morning work, sub folder, something for early finishers to work on, a math center, or for homework. The template stays the same with changing clip art to keep things fresh and interesting. Students are empowered and get right down to work, because they are familiar with the format.