Martin Luther King Resources

January 15th: The Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr  

This slide show about Martin Luther King features the song Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2. If you don’t have access to YouTube you can watch it here on

Below are two PowerPoints, a word document resource, a prayer service and a link to a scavenger hunt activity which can be used with any R.E. class but it does have clear links with Section F of the Junior Certificate Syllabus ‘The Moral Challenge’ Part 4 ‘Religious Morality in Action’.

These resources can also be used with Senior Cycle classes following the calendar approach to R.E.

Lessons during this week can begin with the Martin Luther King resources and be followed by students exploring the ‘Heroes’ PowerPoint and creating their own page about ‘My Hero’ on the My Hero website.

TrueTube also have these resources to support your discoveries about this courageous figure: Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Martin Luther King R.E. Resource

Martin Luther King PowerPoint 

Martin Luther King Prayer Service 

Martin Luther King Facts & Dates Teacher Version & Student Activity

Scavenger Hunt Exercise 

Heroes PowerPoint


 Below are some links to other resources on Martin Luther King which may also be of interest:

  • The ‘MYHERO’ website is a great website where people have created a page dedicated to their hero. It’s definitely something you may consider getting a class to undertake. “The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world. Our freely accessible, not-for-profit project is supported by visitors of all ages who share stories, art, and short films on our award-winning multimedia journal and digital library.” Click here 

  • Above is a PowerPoint presentation about ‘Heroes’.

  • Resources for teaching about Martin Luther King can be found here.   

  • Further Martin Luther King teacher resources can be found here.  

Related Resources

September 21st: International Day of Peace

October 2nd: Gandhi’s birthday; International Day of Nonviolence

March 1st: International Day for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

March 8th: International Women’s Day – Inspiring Women of Faith: Dorothy Day, Helen Prejean, Mother Theresa

March 24th: Oscar Romero