Monday, January 19, 2015

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 60s. He often organized and led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. MLK Jr. hoped that our country and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights. 

Want to learn more?  Listen and follow along with Moby as he shares more information about Dr. King in a Brain Pop jr. video. 

There are so many great Dr. King, Jr books that are developmentally appropriate for elementary age students. Here are a few favorites that you can check out at your local public library. 
Martin's Big Words
My Brother, Martin 

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Check out this great article from Time for Kids digital newspaper, Honoring King's Dream.
You can watch, listen, and read some of Dr. King's most famous speeches here.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last Speech Corbis,  2006 . Image.
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