Martin Luther King Jr -- Library Lesson


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! Editable in PPT and Google Slides.

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This product is a combination of Digital Storytime and Digital Bulletin Board. Many elementary librarians have been purchasing both the Digital Storytimes and Digital Bulletin Boards for each weekly theme. Combining them into one product saves you money and time. I’ve covered all grades here, from K-6.

See a demo of one of my Digital Storytimes here. (YouTube link)

This K-6 library lesson will save you so much time! 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 PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

Recommended for GradesK-6


  • 68-slide PPT + Google™ Slides–all text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
  • 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 and the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews for use with Grades K-6.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for storytime on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)


  • sign language slide and how-to link (“equal/fair”)
  • a guided discussion of the concept of equality
  • guided discussion of why some laws are unfair and what can be done when we disagree with laws
  • biographical information about Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-6.


  • 44 slides for Grades K-6
  • 14 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction novels, nonfiction/biographies, and poetry.
  • “Did you Knows”
  • True/False question with answer
  • 2 “Would you rathers?” and 1 “This or That?” (do not relate to Martin Luther King or civil rights)
  • trivia questions with answers
  • vocabulary words: discrimination and prejudice
  • this week’s birthdays


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