Martin Luther King in the UK

Inspired by Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s trip to Newcastle University in 1967, we 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 and provoke them 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.

Download the full resources pack here:


1. Download Core Assembly Powerpoint Presentation (9MB Download)

2. Download Nonviolence Powerpoint Presentation (34MB Download)

3. Download World maps and world peace Powerpoint Presentation (8.6MB Download)

4. Download Blood in Your Phone Powerpoint Presentation (6.8MB Download)

5. Downlaod Martin Luther King and Modern Warfare Powerpoint Presentation (10MB Download)

6. Download Why Did Martin Luther King Oppose Racism, Poverty and War? Powerpoint Presentation (5.6MB Download)

Backing Tracks

1. Download MLK Backing track 1: Acoustic (6MB Download)

2. Download MLK Backing track 2: Pop (6.7MB Download)

3. Download MLK Backing track 3: Pop Simple (2.6MB Download)

4. Download MLK Backing track 4: Afrobeat (3.3MB Download)

5. Download MLK Backing track 5: Dub (3.8MB Download)

6. Download MLK Backing track 6: Hip Hop Trap Beats‌ (4.5MB Download)

7. Download MLK Backing track 7: Funky Beatbox Backing‌ (3.3MB Download)