Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Vocabulary Word List: (39 words): activism,

tolerance, assassinate, boycott, caring, character, citizenship, civil-rights, communications, contribute, cooperative, courage, discipline, discrimination, dream, education, emancipate, empathy, fairness, honesty, inspiration, integration, integrity, kindness, loyalty, nobel, nonviolence, orator, pacify, patience, prejudice, protest, racism, reliance, respect, responsibility, segregation, subjugate, visionary

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Vocabulary Word List for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (456)

  • A)

    Ability, Absorb, Accepting, Accommodating, Accomplishment, Accountability, Acknowledge, Active, Activism, Admiration, Advice, Advise, Advocacy, Aggressive, Aid, AL, Altruism, Amiable, Amicable, Appeal, Appreciation, Arrangement, Articulate, Aspiration, Assassination, Asset, Assumption, Attentive, Attitude, Audience, Authority, Awe

  • B)

    Behavior, Belief, Belligerence, Benevolent, Bold, Bond, Brave, Bridge, Brotherhood

  • C)

    Career, CARING, Celebration, Cessation, Challenge, Chance, Change, Chaos, Character, Charismatic, Charitable, Charm, Church, CITIZENSHIP, Civil Rights, Civility, Clout, Coherent, Collaboration, Commemorative, Commitment, Common ground, Common-sense, Communicative, Community, Compassion, Complication, Comprehension, Compromising, Confidence, Conflict, Conscientious, Conservative, Consideration, Constant, Contradiction, Control, Cooperation, COOPERATIVE, Cordiality, Counsel, Courage, COURAGEOUS, Courteous, Critic, Critical, Criticism, Culture, Curiosity

  • D)

    Daring, Debate, Decent, Decisive, Deed, Defeat, Deferential, Defiance, Definition, Delivery, Democracy, Demonstration, Dependable, Desire, Desperate, Determination, Devoted, Devotion, Difference, Dignity, Diligent, Diplomatic, Disarray, DISCIPLINE, Discouragement, Discreet, Disregard, Disrespect, Donate, Dream, Dynamic, Dynamism

  • E)

    Earnest, Efficiency, Effort, Eloquent, Empathetic, EMPATHY, Encouragement, Energetic, Ensure, Enthusiastic, Equality, Essential, Esteemed, Estimable, Ethical, Ethnic, Evaluation, Eventual, Expectant, Expectation, Experience

  • F)

    FAIRNESS, Faith, Faithless, Famous, Feeling, Flexible, Focus, Forgiving, Forsake, Forte, Fortitude, Freedom, Friendship

  • G)

    Galvanize, Gathering, Gender, Generation, Generosity, Genial, Genius, Genteel, Gentle, Genuine, Gift, God, Goodness, Grace, Gracious, Gratitude, Gravitate, Greatness, Guidance

  • H)

    Hard work, Harmony, Hatred, Healing, Helpful, Hero, History, Homage, HONESTY, Honor, Honorable, Hopeful, Humanity, Humble, Humility

  • I)

    Idealistic, Ideology, Ignorance, Illuminate, Impact, Impartial, Impending, Imperative, Impression, Improvements, Indifference, Industrious, Influential, Information, Initiate, Innovative, Insightful, Inspirational, Instinctive, Instructive, INTEGRITY, Intense, Intention, Intricate, Intuitive, Inventive, Investigative, Invoke, Ire, Irrefutable, Issues

  • J)

    Join, Joy, Judgment, Just(ice)

  • K)

    Kind, KINDNESS, Kindred, Kinship

  • L)

    Leadership, Legacy, Legendary, Legitimacy, Let us-do-it-together, Listener, Love, LOYALTY

  • M)

    March, Mastery, Measure, Merit, Meritorious, Missionary, Modesty, Modulation, Mood, Morale, Morals, Motivation, Movement, Mutual

  • N)

    Natural, Needs, Neighbor, Nice, Noble

  • O)

    Observant, Occasion, Open-minded, Opinionated, Opportunist, Optimism, Orderly, Oriented, Outspoken, Overcome

  • P)

    Partnership, PATIENCE, Patient, Patriot, Peacemaker, Perceptive, Peril, Perseverance, Persistence, Personable, Personal, Persuasive, Polarization, Polite, Popular, Potent, Potential, Poverty, Powerful, Praise, Prayer, Precedent, Prejudice, Pressure, Principled, Principles, Priorities, Privilege, Profile, Prolific, Prompt, Proper, Proposal, Protest, Provide, Provocative, Public, Pulpit, PUNCTUAL, Purposeful

  • Q)

    Qualifications, Quality, Quest, Quick, Quiescent

  • R)

    Rational, Rationale, Reality, Reasonable, Recognition, Reconcile, Record, Reflective, Reform, Regard, Relationship, RELIANCE, Relief, Relief, Religion, Remarkable, Remorse, Repressive, Rescue, Resilience, Resolute, Resonate, Resourcefulness, RESPECT, Respectful, Respectful, RESPONSIBILITY, Responsible, Responsive, Restoration, Restraint, Reticence, Revelation, Reverent, Rigorous, Role

  • S)

    Sacrifice, Sagacious, Sage, Samaritan, Sanctuary, Search, Sectarian, Secular, Security, Segregation, Self-esteem, Selma, Sensible, Sensitive, Service, Setback, Sharing, Shock, Shortchange, Sincerity, Skill, Sober, Social justice, Solemn, Solitary, Soul, Special, Speculation, Spirit, Sportsmanship, Spotlight, Staunchness, Strive, Stumble, Subdue, Success, Successful, Suffering, Supportive, Sweet, Sympathetic

  • T)

    Tactful, Talent, Target, Teamwork, Temperament, Tenacious, Tendency, Thankful, Thoughtfulness, TOLERANCE, Tolerant, Tone, Tradition, Trait, Tranquil, Trek, Tribute, TRUSTWORTHY, Truthful

  • U)

    Ultimate, Understanding, Understatement, Unification, Unique, United, Unity, Unprecedented, Unpretentious, Upheaval, Upright, Upstanding, Useful

  • V)

    Valiant, Values, Veracious, Veracity, Versatile, Vex, Victory, Viewpoint, Vigilant, Vigorous, Violence, Virtuous, Visible, Vision, Vivacious, Vocal, Voice, Volunteer, Vulnerable

  • W)

    Warm, Warning, Watchful, Welcoming, Willingness, Wisdom, Wise, Woes, Worker, Worrier, Worthwhile, Worthy

  • X)


  • Y)

    Yearning, Yielding

  • Z)

    Zeal, Zealous

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Lesson plan ideas:

Objective: Teach students to appreciate the value of individual and especially Martin Luther King, Jr.'s accomplishments

1. Research the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Use several sources for information.
2. What is segregation? Why did it occur especially in the South?
3. Why is segregation an unacceptable practice?
What disadvantages do individuals face when segregation occurs?
4. Make a list of five major obstacles Dr. King faced with regard to segregation. How did his philosophy help him to successfully overcome the challenges?
5. What is the importance of the city of Little Rock during the Civil Rights Movement?
6. Read and then discuss the implications of one of Dr. King's most well known sermons, We shall overcome
7. List some of the major contributions that constitute the legacy of Dr. King. Who are individuals that continue his work today? offers more than 730 word lists. The home page contains more word lists, word games, word puzzles and themed content that align with Common Core. 2500 pages of free content are available only online without ads, registration or fees.