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 for Key Stages 2-4 (9MB Download)

2. Download Nonviolence Powerpoint Presentation for Key Stages 2-4 (34MB Download)

3. Download World maps and world peace Powerpoint Presentation for Key Stages 2-4 (8.6MB Download)

4. Download Blood in Your Phone Powerpoint Presentation for Key Stages 2-4 (6.8MB Download)

5. Downlaod Martin Luther King and Modern Warfare Powerpoint Presentation for Key Stages 2-4 (10MB Download)

6. Download Why Did Martin Luther King Oppose Racism, Poverty and War? Powerpoint Presentation for Key Stages 2-4 (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)