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Martin Luther King Jr. Sites for Kids and Teachers

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up on January 18th and even if you are not an educator in the US, Martin Luther King Jr. is an amazing person for kids to learn about.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

-MLK Day of Service 

5 sites that you and your students should begin with to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

The BBC’s Classic Clips
Lots of original video clips of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other key players in the struggle against segregation in the US.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute 
Tons of resources, curriculum, news, and projects.

Education World 
Superb links and resources for teachers and kids.

The King Center
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, the King center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Day of Service
Site provides ideas of how to serve your community along with tips, project examples, and entire project tool kits to get your students, grade level or entire school community started on a service project.

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