Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
This of course was a dark day and taking time to reflect upon the impact of his life is more important than ever.
And the King Institute’s Liberation Curriculum is a great place to start if you are looking for ways to help students learn about or examine the role that King played and continues to play in our society.
Started in 2005, the institute is a cooperative venture of Stanford University, the King Center, and the King Estate. It’s primary goal is to ‘publish a definitive edition of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘
Along with that goal, the institute is also dedicated to creating educational resources and curriculum for teachers and students. On the site you will find lesson plans and classroom resources for grades K-12. There is also a thematic based page that supports teacher and student creation of their own activities.