Unit Overview 

Through literature, students learn about the life and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and give examples of how Dr. King was a philanthropist. Literature, songs, and personal experiences help the students recognize the injustice of discrimination and embrace the values of fairness and equality. 

Service Experience 
Students share a class book with another class. Their goal is to spread the message that working for the common good binds the students together and extends the good work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior - His Life, His Legacy
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
K
1
2

Should skin color matter? In this lesson, students discover that our skin color comes in many shades. Students analyze the importance of physical characteristics and characteristics of character. They discover that although our skin color and other attributes make us unique, we are alike in many important ways as well. We all have the same basic needs of love, belonging and being treated fairly.

Unit: 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior - His Life, His Legacy
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
K
1
2

In this lesson, students recognize that they are united with Martin Luther King, Jr. by shared hopes for a world united in fairness. Students illustrate themselves giving time, talent or treasure for the common good. They share the pictures with another class in order to spark action in the other group.