This month we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by learning about his life, what he stood for, and how his work impacts us today. In kindergarten, sometimes the idea of inequality or injustice can be a difficult concept to understand. These FREE Martin Luther King Jr. Printables are a great way to teach these difficult concepts to young children.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Printables
It is hard for many young children to understand that someone’s skin color could be thought of as a reason to treat them differently. For that, I am very grateful – as that shows a great testimony to all that Dr. King stood for!
Each year as I read stories and share this part of history with young learners, I am always in admiration of their care and respect for one another, and I truly wish sometimes we could all see things through the eyes of a kindergartner.
Here are some great books to take a peek at if you don’t own them already!
I also try to include books or biographies that contain real pictures. National Geographic Kids Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as Rookie Biographies and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day all contain real photographs to share with your young learners.
Martin Luther King Jr. Read Alouds
Read alouds can be such a positive thing and can lead to so much discussion. Before and after read alouds we often do turn and talks with partners, or out loud “wondering” of what we want to know.
After reading some of these books aloud, I will have my kinders reflect on what dreams they have for themselves, their family, or the world. I will also have them reflect on how they can be a good friend to others.
How to Use Printables
I created these few printables so that all of my students could participate at whatever level they are ready to. There are writing prompts with just picture space, prompts for beginning writers, and prompts for more advanced writers (not shown). There is also a short vocabulary page with words that we will talk about in Kindergarten.
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