Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography Activities

Brenda Kovich
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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  • Activity
15 pages
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This biography and related activities encourages students to think more deeply about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students read the three-page text, create a related timeline, explore causes and effects, and interpret some of his most famous quotes.

To support classroom, hybrid, and distance learning, this resource is included as a printable PDF or interactive Easel Activities.

What’s Included:

  • Biography - A three-page text chronicles the life of MLK from 1929 to 1968.
  • Timeline – Three options are available: (1) fill-in-the-blank, (2) cut and paste, or (3) create a double timeline of his life and related events in American history. The third option acts as a springboard for discussion of how history impacted King’s life and how his life altered the course of history.
  • Causes and Effects - Students match events with their effects.
  • Messages from Dr. King - Two options are included: (1) read and interpret Dr. King’s quotes independently or (2) discuss one quote in a group and report back to the class.
  • Happy Birthday Poster - Use this in your classroom or school to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior.
  • Happy Birthday Card - Students can write their own messages inside this foldable card.
  • Themed Writing Paper - Do you have an idea for a writing activity in your classroom? Give student products a polished look with this themed stationery.

Open the preview to see all pages. You can use them for Martin Luther King Day, Civil Rights Day, Black History Month, or anytime!

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I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated on November 17, 2020.

Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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