What is Martin Luther King Day? Do you know who Martin Luther King Jr. was? Not to worry! Let us take a look together! Along with other important holidays, Martin Luther King Jr. is also of great significance. Every year, on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Jr. is a national holiday for honoring the United States' most famous civil-rights activist. The day is celebrated to observe equal rights for all Americans and regardless of their background. He delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech in front of a quarter-million population during the peaceful March in Washington, DC. Because of this, they became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize when he was 35! He spent his life fighting for civil rights and started movements against poverty until he passed away. For his enthusiasm and because of his struggles, the day is now celebrated as a national holiday to pay our respects to Martin Luther King Jr., who spent his life fighting for rights.
These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to Dr. King's life and Civil Rights work, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards as well as decorated writing paper. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. This holiday is observed on the third Monday of every January, even though Dr. King's birthday was on January 15th. It took literally 15 years, after his assassination (1968) for this date to become and observed United States Holiday (1983).