Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities for school children include making timelines of Dr. King's life and black history, reading black history books, completing quizzes about Dr. King, and completing volunteer activ... More » Education K-12

Free downloads for Martin Luther King Day activities for kids can be found at, Activity Village,, and These five sites offer a variety of fre... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum

Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Day to honor the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday in January, close to his birthday on Janu... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays
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Ways to celebrate Black History Month in school include reading and discussing poems from historic black poets, making traditional soul food dishes, playing African games, and viewing or creating timelines depicting majo... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum

Reading and hands-on experiences are good ways to help students connect to past events and the prominent figures of black history and to reinforce the past's relevance to the current day. As with the history of any cultu... More » Education K-12

MLK day, officially known in the United States as the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., commemorates the life and work of the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was one of the key figures in the Amer... More » History Modern History US History

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created to celebrate the life and work of the Civil Rights Era leader. Dr. King's work was instrumental in helping African-Americans secure their rights. More » Holidays & Celebrations Birthdays