In the late fall of 1983, the U.S. Congress passed a bill declaring the third Monday of January each year as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law on November 2, 1983, fifteen years after King’s assassination.
Attached is a list of several Web sites that contain resources to assist teachers who would like to present a unit of study in anticipation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to be celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2009. The resources contain numerous free materials for educators, such as lesson plans, activities, printable materials, primary source documents, and video documentaries.
The resources are also posted on the Arkansas Council of Social Studies (ACSS) listserv at http://list.k12.ar.us/mailman/listinfo/acss.