Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday of January each year. We have collected resources that might be useful for your students as they learn about Dr. King and his contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement. February is designated as Black History Month as well, and resources to support student learning are also found on the Black History Page of this wiki! Don't forget to check there as well!

Books / Resources

available in the Benfer Library
Call #
Author
Title (Pub. Date)

921
KIN
Adler, David A.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2001)
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921
KIN
Bolden, Tonya
M.L.K.: the journey of a King (2006)
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921
KIN
Bull, Angela
Free at last!: the story of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000)
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921
KIN
Farris, Christine King
Martin Luther King, Jr.: his life and dreams (1986)

921
KIN
Jeffrey, Gary
Martin Luther King, Jr.: the life of a civil rights leader (2007)
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811
LIV
Livingston, Myra Cohn
Celebrations (1985)
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921
KIN

Martin Luther King Day [videorecording] (1992)

920
MAR
Marzollo, Jean
My first book of biographies: great men and women every child should know (1994)
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921
KIN
McKissack, Pat
Martin Luther King, Jr.: man of peace (2001)
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921
KIN

Our friend, Martin: a magical movie adventure inspired by the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. [videorecording] (1998)

921
KIN
Rappaport, Doreen
Martin's big words: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2001)
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F
CUR
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Watsons go to Birmingham 1963
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SWA
Swain, Gwenyth
Riding to Washington (2008)
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Klein Database Suggestions

Note: the easiest way to get to the Klein Databases either from home or at school is through StudentNet.
At home, access StudentNet this way:
Go to Klein ISD home page
Look at the Students section near the bottom center
Click on Studentnet

Encyclopedia Britannica

Abernathy, Ralph: M.L. King, Jr.’s assassination and influence. Video. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Web. 7 Jan.
2011. http://www.school.eb.com/elementary/art-73325.

"Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr." Online . Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. 2 Feb. 2009 http://www.school.eb.com/elementary/art-84580

Discovery Education Streaming

Don't forget Discovery Education for videos, Nettrekker for web searches, Ebscohost for magazine/newspaper articles, etc.

PebbleGo:

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take a look at our new Biography Database in PebbleGo! There are videos, short factual articles, images, and the text can even be automatically read aloud to your readers!
Go to PebbleGo
Enter our username/password (these are the same as for all other databases--it's easy! They're on the blue wall of the library!)
Click on Biographies
Click on African Americans
Click on US History Makers


Web Resources

Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Check out this short biography of Martin Luther King, Jr with audio support for the text. This was created by Florida elementary school students, and is a good, age-appropriate overview of his life for our elementary students. See other resources below as well.

Best Web Sites

for Learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. (Larry Ferlazzo)
Larry Ferlazzo maintains an amazing blog with tons of resources especially for ESL and ELL learners, but most are really great for any learner! His is a blog worth checking in on! There is a wealth of information here!

MLK Day

from Surfing the Net with Kids
Check out this site for a history of Martin Luther King Day, and a list of kid-friendly web resources about Dr. King!

MLK Mini-Unit

Here's a mini-unit written by a Kindergarten teacher, so it's a good resource for primary grades!
MLK MINI


Voices from Black History 2008

from students in Plano, TX
Click on the arrow to enjoy this multimedia project for Black History Month created by elementary students in Plano! (Voices from Black History 2008)
I thought it was quite effective & very moving--a fantastic example of the use of video w/ students.
-jcc