Courageous Voices that Shook the Nation to Action (3rd Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

 What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? 

 

Photo Credit:  Portraits in a Protest-4 by Thomas Hawk  is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 
Through literature and music, students explore the implementation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth date as a United States holiday. Students listen to a story about the celebration of his birthday and hear about the quest of those who fought to have it recognized as a national holiday.
Service Experience 
 Students make a plan to promote kind and fair treatment of others in the classroom and school community.  Students teach K-2 students what they have learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and teach them the Happy Birthday song. Students volunteer as storytellers and present the Martin Luther King, Jr. text to the K-2 students.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Courageous Voices that Shook the Nation to Action (3rd Grade)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
3
4
5
Through literature and music, students explore the choice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth date as a United States holiday. Students listen to a story about the celebration of his birthday and hear about the quest of those who fought to have it recognized as a national holiday.