MLK Day Choose-A-Quote Discussion

MLK Day Choose-A-Quote Discussion


  • 25-30 copies of the MLK Jr. Quotes (attached)
  • Paper
  • Writing Utensil



  1. Have students break up into groups of 4 with one adopter per group
  2. Give each student a copy of the MLK Jr. Quotes
  3. Have students take a few minutes to read through the quotes and choose one that they relate to write down
  4. Give students about 5-10 minutes to write down how they relate to the quote they chose/what it means to them
  5. Spend remaining time sharing amongst the small groups what the quote means to them.


Talking Points: Why do these quotes resonate with you so much?  How can MLK Jr.’s words relate our world today?  Are they still relevant/powerful?


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MLK Day Choose-A-Quote Discussion

(Life Skills, College and Career)

Grade Range: 7-8   

Time: 40 Minutes


Synopsis: Students are given a sheet of famous MLK Jr. quotes to contemplate, discuss, and relate to.