Curriculum Materials

Park ranger makes a point with a class of schoolchildren at the Birth Home.

About the Curriculum for Empowerment


1.) To have student discover issues of race and social justice in the past and present

2.) To have students determine how Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and what it stands for can empower them and further the causes of racial and social justice in America and throughout the world.

A Message from the Superintendent:


The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Preservation District was established October 10, 1980 to "protect and interpret for the benefit, inspiration, and education of present and future generations the places where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, where he lived, worked, and worshipped, and where he is buried."

The staff at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is very fortunate to work with Georgia State University and the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence on the development of "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Racial and Social Justice: A Curriculum for Empowerment." We all are committed to providing quality educational materials to continue Dr. King's legacy and philosophy of nonviolent social change to educators and students.

We hope that the materials in the curriculum kit bring the rich history of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site into your classroom and encourage many more adventures in learning about Dr. King and the movement he helped create.


Frank Catroppa

Superintendent, 2003

Lessons Plans:

Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1

Dr. King's Life and Words Associated with Him

Names, Names, Names

Grades 2-3

Dr. King's Leadership and Character

Grades 4-8

A Problem-Solving Project

Grades 4-5

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me

Picturing Nonviolence or Nonexistence

People of Peace

Grades 6-8

The March on Washington

Portraying the Dream

Peace Studies: Where in the World is Peace

A Time to Break the Silence

The Next Generation

Grade 8

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me

Resources for the Classroom

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450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30331


(404) 331-5190 x5046
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