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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Digital Library Lesson

$6.00


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten through 6th grade

Editable?
Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This elementary library lesson celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes a guided discussion of equality and fairness, biographical information about Dr. King, trivia questions, fun facts, and more!

This product is a combination of a Digital Storytime and a Digital Bulletin Board. Everything you need to teach elementary students about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is included here. You just add the read-aloud(s) of your choice.

Needed to open and editGoogle Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

This lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 68-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 21 slides are for the lesson and/or class discussion
    • 44 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • All 14 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list.
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for high-quality, interesting books about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
    • All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews.
  • Detailed explanation of how to use themed library lessons like this one for story time on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)

21 Whole Class Lesson Slides include:

  • Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“equal/fair”)
  • A guided discussion of the concept of equality
  • A guided discussion of why some laws are unfair and what can be done when we disagree with laws
  • Biographical information on Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

44 Scrolling Slides include:

  • 14 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction novels, nonfiction/biographies, and poetry.
  • Vocabulary words: discrimination and prejudice
  • “Did You Know?” slides
  • True or False question with answer
  • Trivia questions with answers
  • “Would You Rather?” and “This or That?” question slides (do not relate to Martin Luther King, Jr. or civil rights)
  • This week’s birthdays

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are NOT included.  You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book.  If your library owns an interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire –  C.1. – D.1. – D.2. – D.3.
  • Include – A.3. – D.2.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10

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