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Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities and MLK Activities DIGITAL and PRINTABLE

Shelly Rees
Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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16 pages
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach an important part of history and the Civil Rights Movement to intermediate level students! Now includes a digital version for Google Classroom. This engaging, hands-on packet explores Martin Luther King's life, his "I Have a Dream" speech, and his work to make this world a more peaceful, equal place.

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The packet is easy to use; simply print and you are ready to go! No centers to create, cutting or laminating to do, or colored ink to worry about!

This engaging, high-interest packet includes:

  • Timeline Activity - Students construct a timeline of the major events of Dr. King's life
  • Close Read Activity - Using the "I Have a Dream" speech reading passage and Close Read techniques, intermediate level students can have a much better understanding of the meaning of this famous speech (ALL directions included!)
  • Digital Version AND Printable Versions
  • "I Have a Dream" Writing Activity - Students write a paragraph about their own dream for a better world; includes prewriting organizer and final draft paper
  • Coloring Sheets
  • Word Search

The digital version includes ready-made Google slides for you to share with your class. The slides are visually appealing and easy to use. They include a drag and drop timeline, writing activity, crossword puzzle, and a close read of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Shelly Rees

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.


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