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Free teacher resource packs related to Martin Luther King's trip to the UK launched

Inspired by Martin Luther King's trip to Newcastle University in 1967, the Martin Luther King Peace Committee have worked with schools to produce a free resource pack to help bring the legacy of Dr King alive for a new generation of young people.

Part of the academic legacy of Martin Luther King's honorary degree from Newcastle University in 1967, this resource pack celebrates the tradition of civil rights activism as part of Freedom City 2017

It is hoped that because of these resources, a new generation will be inspired to think about the world they live in and how they can change it for the better.

Aimed at students aged 7 – 16 (Key Stages 2, 3 & 4), the comprehensive pack includes lesson plans, hand-outs, worksheets, music recordings and presentation slides for lessons across a broad spectrum of subjects, including History, RE, Geography, English, PHSE, Music, Drama, Art and even Chemistry. It also includes material for assemblies.

It can be used as stand-alone lessons and assemblies, or as part of a whole-school cross-curriculum activity for a themed week or over a longer period.

The pack could be used for one-off lessons in the standard curriculum, or to mark Black History Month or Martin Luther King Day.

The presentations, plans and resouces can be downloaded for free on the Martin Luther King Peace Committee website.

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published on: 25 July 2017