Talking about King with Kids

[Source: PBS News Hour]

[Source: PBS News Hour]

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from the Moline Public Library Children’s staff!  Below we have a round-up of some of our favorite MLK resources for you to to peruse with your kids on their day off from school.  Stop in to the library for books and other materials about Dr. King and we’ll point in you in the right direction!

The Library of Congress has a great collection of photographs of Dr. King, and a very basic kid friendly summary about his life and work.

The National Geographic Dr. King introduction is easy to follow, well-written, and accompanied by some wonderful photographs.

On the National Park Service’s website, you can find information and photographs from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National History Site.  There is even a virtual tour of Dr. King’s birth home!

Scholastic has compiled a list of great resources, biographies, book resources, and more for kids and

[Source: Library of Congress]

[Source: Library of Congress]

teachers.  We especially love the Dr. King’s Words section, which includes plays and quotes for students to read or perform.

Want to develop a lesson plan around Dr. King?  The National Education Association has Dr. King lesson plan resources broken down by age and subject.  PBS News Hour also has an excellent list of lesson plan ideas from the 2013 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Want more ideas?  Come in and talk with us, and we’d be happy to help!


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