Teacher Ambassador Blog
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Resources
January 9, 2018
Looking for some good resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? PBS LearningMedia has an abundance of resources for all grade levels. Many of them have support materials for teachers and are aligned to Montana state standards. The grade bands attached to each of these is merely a suggestion. Please feel free to explore each resource and find the one that will be of most interest to your students. Please let Nikki know if you used any of these resources with your students and how the lesson went. We love hearing your classroom stories!
- All About the Holidays Winter Holidays Collections on PBS LearningMedia
- This is a quick video with an overview of the life and work of Dr. King. It is fast paces and full of visuals. Perfect for the primary classroom!
All About the Holidays iBook Lesson Plan Collection
- This iBook features lesson plans for a variety of holidays including MLK day. The lessons are intended to go along with the video above.
- March on Washington: Fair or Unfair Lesson Plan
- Make issues of fairness, justice and discrimination personal to your students with this lesson plan, which includes an activity with Dr. Seuss!
- Primary Source Lesson Plan “Reaction to the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
- This activity features the original footage from a rally held in Boston, MA after the assassination of Dr. King. The lesson plan and suggested activities are featured under “support materials.”
- Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
- This mini-collection of photographs were individually selected from the prestigious Getty Images collections to help PBS LearningMedia teachers and students discuss the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the broader Civil Rights Movement.
New to PBS LearningMedia: Great States Montana History Collection
December 28, 2017
Calling all Montana History Teachers! A brand new resources has landed on the PBS LearningMedia website just for you! This collection of videos, lesson plans and primary sources was created by PBS Education and MontanaPBS to help teachers implement state standards for teaching Social Studies. While these materials were created with fourth graders in mind, they would be useful in any classroom learning about Montana’s rich history and traditions. Click on the link below and start exploring these resources! Stay tuned for more information about FREE training for teachers using these materials in 2018.