While the majority of my students come with a basic awareness of Martin Luther King, Jr., they lack substantial knowledge of his life, accomplishments and importance. Since I can’t spend as much time as I’d like on really delving into his life, I like to put together groups of links on my class webpage for students to visit when they have computer access.
Here are 8 terrific links to websites where the information is well-written and easy to comprehend for even struggling readers:
Martin Luther King, Jr. on National Geographic Kids
Martin Luther King, Jr. (free movie) on BrainPop.com
Martin Luther King Jr. passage and photos, USA For Kids at USConsolate.org
Martin Luther King, Jr. Fast Facts at CNN.com
Honoring King’s Dream: A Time for Kids article and video on the March on Washington at TimeForKids.com
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement: Special Interactive Edition at SeattleTimes.com
MLK and Black History Month (and Teacher Resources, including videos, audio, news footage, letters and printables) at Scholastic.com
Martin Luther King, Jr. biography and interesting facts for kids at Ducksters.com
Do you have any I’ve forgotten or missed? Please share in the comments!