Martin Luther King, Jr. lessons
Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ FREE Lessons

I am amazed that January is already here! This winter vacation has definitely FLOWN by… That means that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is right around the corner.

Add this MLK freebie to your Black History Resources. 


In honor of Dr. King, I put together a little FREEBIE that you and your students are going to LOVE!  The freebie comes from my MLK full-product download.

The MLK freebie starts out with King’s Character Words.  

Martin Luther King, Jr. FREEBIE What Would You Do?
Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ FREE Lessons
Begin by discussing Dr. King’s amazing character as a person, and how he helped to make a positive change in the world.  Ask your students to think about if they have any of the same character traits.
 
What Would You Do?
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. FREEBIE What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?  MLK
Above, you will find a list of topics to discuss with your class.  These are actually common situations that many students face on a daily basis.  In fact, these are all situations that I have seen personally, either as a teacher or a student.
 

**Inspire your students to feel empathy, understanding, and acceptance for other people.   

 
Here are a few of the topics for discussion:
  • A student in your class calls people with different skin color bad names.
  • Your friend starts teasing you about having a hole in your shoes.
  • An older student tells you to meet them in the bathroom to fight.
  • You walk into the lunchroom and hear a student tell your friend that they are stupid.
  • You find a note that calls another student a very bad name.
  • A student, that you barely know, is getting picked on by your best friend.
  • A new student arrives in your classroom.  Everyone is laughing at their clothes.
 
The discussion topics are intended to help your students to consider how they would handle tough situations.  Encourage your students to think of peaceful solutions to the situations.
 
Remind your students to think about how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have solved a similar problem.
 
Group activity:
After you discuss several of the topics together, cut out the What Would You Do? strips and assign one to each group.
 
Together, encourage your students to thoroughly discuss and come up with peaceful solutions to the problems. After your students have time to share within their groups, have students volunteer to share their discussion with the whole class.
 
Extension:
Pass out an index card to each student, or small group of students.  Have your students write one tough situation they have encountered, or witnessed in their own lives.  
 

You will be surprised at how much your kiddos have already been exposed to in their short lives.

Martin Luther King, Jr. FREEBIE What Would You Do?
Solving Your Problems Peacefully Chart
This MLK FREEBIE also includes the Solving Our Problems Peacefully Chart. 
 
This chart can be used in conjunction with the What Would You Do? lesson, or used on another day to review solving problems peacefully.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an exceptional example of how we should stand up for ourselves, and for others that are being treated unfairly.

FREEBIE:  Please click here, or on the graphic below to get your FREE What You Do? Martin Luther King, Jr. Lessons.

What would you do Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. FREEBIE


I would LOVE to hear how you are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in your classroom.

Best wishes!

Jen

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