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Informational Web Sites

 
Seattle  Times Photo Gallery of Dr. King
Excellent source of photographs of Dr. King and other civil rights events.  Photos include detailed captions.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Stanford University directory of information including Dr. King’s papers, speeches, sermons, autobiography, biography, articles and audio clips.  Fantastic, comprehensive source.  May be a little sophisticated for 3rd grade and below.

Stanford University Timeline of Dr. King's Life
Excellent interactive timeline of the life of MLK.  Outstanding graphics, links to historical documents, photos, audio and video sources.  Wonderful resource.

Enchanted Learning Website on MLK
Comprehensive, Kid-friendly site includes biography, timeline, quizzes, puzzles,games, etc.

The best thing about this site is the voice of Dr. King giving a powerful speech on service when you open the homepage.  Rolling text accompanies the speech.  The message of the text is EVERYONE CAN BE GREAT 
Focus on Black History.  Excellent information for grades 4 and 5.
A short biography that describes how Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement struggled after his 1963
"I Have a Dream Speech."

Kulture Kids:  Martin Luther King, Jr.
Short page of information and highlights of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech in both text and audio formats.  Complete speech also linked in both text and audio.

Interview with Rosa Parks (1995)
Video, audio and text formats of an inspiring interview with Rosa Parks.

Questions and activities to use as a follow up for
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr." 

Quotations by Dr. King
Great quotes to use for journal writing.

Timeline of Dr. King’s life by Oregon students
Student artwork and captions highlight this timeline. Appropriate for K-2 students.

Activity Web Sites 

Color a Picture of Dr. King
A page to print, then color.  Best for K-2.

Write Your Own I Have a Dream Speech 
Print this page, then fill in the blanks to create your own "I Have a Dream" speech.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Word Scramble
Unscramble words associated with the civil rights movement, then check your own answers.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Word Search 
Race against the clock and see if you can find all 10 words related to Marting Luther King, Jr.  A different set of words will be chosen each time you play.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jigsaw Puzzle

See if you can complete this animated jigsaw puzzle to see a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin's Big Words Web Sites 

Discussion guide to use for Martin’s Big Words
Excellent questions to aid pre-reading and to spark discussions theme, setting, illustrating techniques, etc.

How Big are Martin's Big Words? 
Lesson plan using Martin’s Big Words to create their own big words.

Poetry from Prose in Martin's Big Words
Lesson plan describes how to take prose from great literature and turn it into poetry.