MLK Jr. Classroom Resources

P-12 Classroom-Ready Resources

Teacher's Domain Resources

KET Teachers' Domain is an extensive library of digital media resources produced by KET and other public television member stations, designed for classroom use and professional development. Resources are searchable by keyword, grade level, or standards. It is also free!

Interactive Civil Rights Timeline

This interactive timeline provides a chronological view of the events of the Civil Rights movement and its immediate aftermath. It also shows other significant events of the era. Entries include a brief description of the event, map locations of civil rights events that impacted a particular place, and links to relevant Teachers' Domain civil rights collection resources.

Grades K-12. From Teachers' Domain.

March on Washington Flyers

In August of 1963, more than 200,000 activists from all over the country gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The day was filled with speeches, musical performances, and the declaration of political platforms, whose common theme was racial equality in America. The largest demonstration in American history to that date, it marked the apex of the Civil Rights movement. These flyers document the speakers and issues that pressured President John F. Kennedy to draft legislation guaranteeing equal rights for African Americans.

Grades 3-12. From Teachers' Domain.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

The landmark seriesThe Rise and Fall of Jim Crowexplores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement. It was a brutal and oppressive era in American history, but during this time, large numbers of African Americans and a corps of influential black leaders bravely fought against the status quo, amazingly acquiring for African Americans the opportunities of education, business, land ownership, and a true spirit of community. Over 30 resources listed.

Grades 7-12. From Teachers' Domain.

The Civil Rights Collection

In 1954, the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Educationdeclared segregated schools unconstitutional and sparked a decade of groundbreaking civil rights activism and legislation. Using archival news footage, primary sources, and interview segments filmed for Eyes on the Prize, this collection captures the voices, images, and events of the Civil Rights movement and the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America.

Grades 6-12. From Teachers' Domain.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education has a page dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. that includes video clips, images, media-rich lesson plans and teacher's guides, writing prompts, and more for all grade levels. These resources can be found at Please note: You will be prompted to log in to Discovery upon clicking a link. If you do not have an account in Discovery, please contact your Education Consultant - it's FREE!

America in the 20th Century: The Civil Rights Movement

This program covers the pivotal events of the civil rights movement and dives into the minds of courageous leaders who sacrificed everything in an effort to achieve their dreams.

Grades 9-12. From Discovery Education.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: America Celebrates

Introduces Martin Luther King Jr. and explains his achievements as the foremost leader in America's civil rights movement.

Grades 3-5. From Discovery Education.

Martin's Big Words

Martin's Big Words. Based on the classic children's book by Doreen Rappaport. Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. Part of the Weston Woods Series.

Grades K-2. From Discovery Education.


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