Teaching Dr. Martin Luther King in the Clasroom, At Home, At Work

January 19, 2009 at 9:14 am 3 comments


The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King is a wonderful time to explore what is possible. Dr. King was a social entrepreneur  in the field of civil rights winning a Nobel Prize at age 35.

Suggested activities :

1. Look up  national day of service activities in your area. To see the Corporation for National Service’s registry of national service activities, click here.

2. Read the following links on Dr. King and answer the following questions:

MLK biography

Timeline of events in MLK life

a. What piece of information stood out in your mind MOST about Dr. King?

b. What seemed to be the turning point for Dr. King’s civil rights activities?

b. How old was Dr. King at the time of his death? Was this surprising?

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jason Roop  |  January 19, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Here’s a free resource you may be interested in. Richmond poet and civil rights figure LaVerne Byrd Smith reads a poem she wrote the day Martin Luther King Jr. died:


    • 2. kathykormanfrey  |  March 4, 2009 at 1:48 pm

      Jason – thanks so much. That is, indeed, a great resource. What a beautiful tribute to Dr. King.

  • […] For an excerpt from a lesson plan on the NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation, click here. To learn more about the personal side of King’s life through Coretta Scott King’s […]


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