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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Racial and Social Justice: A Curriculum for Empowerment is a teacher's resource guide that provides activities for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to explore the rich history of the civil rights movement and the persona of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This educational curriculum was developed by The Alonzo Crim Center for Excellence in Urban Education at Georgia State University.

The curriculum focuses on building on students' current civil rights knowledge and helping them to compare present-day realities to past struggles for justice in America and throughout the world.

The format of this curriculum is divided into 5 major sections:
Section 1 - Guidelines for Teachers (PDF 1,411 KB)
Section 2 - Lessons Plans and Units by grade levels K and 1, grades 2 and 3, grades 4 and 5, and grades 6 and 8
Section 3 - The Visitor Center Exhibits
Section 4 - A Problem-Solution Project
Section 5 - References

Go to http://www.nps.gov/malu/forteachers/lessonplansandteacherguides.htm for info.
Traveling Trunks
The Traveling Trunk Exhibit provides students with hands-on information about the life of Dr. King and the "Sweet Auburn" Community. This portable exhibit contains photos with captions of historic buildings, background information on the area, videos, speeches made by Dr. King, reading materials and workbooks with classroom exercises.

This exhibit is available for a two week loan. The school is responsible for the cost of returning the exhibit. For more information contact our education coordinator at:
National Park Service
Martin Luther King, Jr., NHS
Traveling Trunk Exhibit, 450 Auburn Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1525
phone: 404-331-6922 ext. 3606
Puppet Shows
While your group is visiting the site participate in at least one of the programs listed below. Remember, your reservation for a program must be made at least 30 days in advance. Puppet shows are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January and Tuesdays only in February.

A Day On, Not A Day Off - A puppet show about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and why it is important to celebrate the King holiday each year.
Duration: 45 minutes
Grade: Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am
Program Size: 70 students

Yesterday Heroes - A puppet show about the contributions of African American men and women whose achievements help shape America's growth and development in the fields of science, industry, education, and the arts.
Duration: 1 hour
Grade: 5th through 6th Grade
Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am
Program Size:70 students

Auburn Avenue, A Street of Pride
- A puppet show about what made Auburn Avenue "the richest Negro street in America".
Duration: 45 minutes
Grade: 3rd through 6th
Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am
Program Size: 70 students
Be A Junior Ranger
Any child between the ages of 9 and 12 can become a Junior Ranger at Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site. When you arrive on site ask the first park ranger you see about becoming a Junior Ranger. You will be required to complete the activities in the "Official Activity Booklet" and agree to live by the Junior Ranger Promise and Dr. King's Six Principles of Nonviolence.
NPS Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Phone & Address
Phone: Headquarters/Visitor Center 404-331-5190 and Visitor Information (Recorded Message) 404-331-6922. Address: 450 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta Georgia 30312-1525
Operating Hours, Seasons & Phone Contact
Winter operation hours start mid August and last through mid June. The park opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm daily. The first tour of Dr. King's Birth Home starts at 10 am. and the last tour for the day is 5 pm. The Birth Home tour lasts 30 minutes and is conducted every hour.

Summer operation hours start mid June and last through mid August. The park opens at
9 am and closes at 6 pm daily. The first tour of Dr. King's Birth Home begins at 9:30 am and the last tour is 5:30 pm. The Birth Home tour lasts 30 minutes and is conducted every half hour.

Register at the Visitor Center Information Desk.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Fees & Reservations
Admission and parking are FREE.
No special arrangements are needed since most of the park is self-guided. However, you will need to register to tour the Birth Home of Dr. King. Reservations for touring the Birth Home are handled on a first-come first-serve basis the day of your tour, in person. No advance reservations can be made.

There are only 15 persons permitted on a tour. Tours fill up quickly, so arrive early in the day. Groups can reserve up to three spaces (45 persons) the day of their tour. Register at the Visitor Center Information Desk.
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