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Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Packet with Craft {Martin's Big Dream!}

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Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with this activity packet and craft! This packet will nicely supplement and/or add to your current Social Studies/Language Arts curriculum. This activity packet can be used all throughout Black History Month!

In this 85 page packet you will find:

Teacher To-Do sheet to help keep you organized (provides you with book suggestions with links, web links to learn about MLK, whole group activity ideas that teach diversity)

-Martin Luther King Jr. Read Aloud Book (for teacher to read)

-Martin Luther King Jr. Mini-Book (for each student)

- "I Have a Dream" Craft and Thinking Bubble Writing Activity

-Then and Now picture sort with REAL pictures (this is an excellent activity to show students how much has changed!)

Then and Now independent activity

- Dr. King Timeline (with REAL pictures!)

-Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Activity (includes an organizer sheet and all of the pages needed to write a MLK biography book)

-"What is a Biography?" Definition Poster

-Peaceful or Not Sorting Activity (students read a short sentence and determine if the act is a peaceful one or not)

-"Martin's Big Words" Activity (students choose a word to write, draw, and use in a sentence). This activity is an excellent one to complete after reading the book, "Martin's Big Words

- All About Dr. King K-W-L chart

-Then vs. Now Venn-Diagram (students can complete this after learning about how things have changed from the time Dr. King was alive to now)

- Dr. King and Me Venn-Diagram (students can compare themselves to Dr. King)

-What Peace Means to Me writing activity

-If I Met Dr. King writing activity

-True or False sorting activity (students read a short sentence and determine if the sentence about Dr. King is true or false)

Download the Preview to see more and to grab a FREE activity sheet!

Key Words: MLK, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Martin Luther King Day, Martin's Big Words, I Have a Dream, Black History Month
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On  January 18, 2014Kate Rinaldi (TpT Seller) said:
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On  January 23, 2014Clip Art by Carrie Teaching First (TpT Seller) asked:
This packet looks awesome. I noticed you used the same images from this month's Scholastic News. I was wondering about copyright on those images? Is it okay to use those images? Wondering for myself but just looking out for you too! :)

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I really love the fonts! Which font did you use for the top of the worksheet that says "I have a dream" and it's also throughout the unit!
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Hi there! It's called "KG The Last Time." Hope this helps. :)
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Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Packet with Craft {Martin'
Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Packet with Craft {Martin'
Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Packet with Craft {Martin'
Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Packet with Craft {Martin'