These activities are perfect for MLK and Black History Month. They focus on character traits and feelings, sequencing events, vocabulary, perspective taking, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. There are two QR links to another website and a short video, but the links are also included if you do not use QR codes. Several key activities include a 10-page book about MLK's life, a timeline foldable, and a cascading vocabulary flip book.
MLK Book: 10-page book about MLK's life (reading lexile between 710-780)
MLK Accordion Timeline (coincides with the book): Students cut out the accordion timeline and cut and paste the pictures of MLK’s life in sequential order.
MLK Vocabulary Cascading Flipbook (coincides with the book): Definitions are provided. Target vocabulary words include the following: boycott, assassinate, protest, equal, segregation, Nobel Peace Prize, and civil rights.
MLK Character Traits:
Students write five words that describe MLK and then write 2-3
sentences about him using those words.
Students complete five random acts of kindness and record them on their kindness wall.
MLK Comprehension (QR Link to video):
Students watch a 3-4 minute video about the life of MLK. They
write facts about his childhood, education, major events, and
Students write words about how segregation makes them feel. They reflect on how their life would have been different if they lived with segregation.
Character Traits and Feelings Chart:
Students can use this chart to help with the MLK Character Traits
and Understanding Segregation activities.