Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior - His Life, His Legacy
Focus Question: Why is it important to treat all people fairly?
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.
Students learn of the life and actions taken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the name of civil rights. Students define philanthropy and give examples of how Dr. King was a philanthropist.
In this lesson, the students experience unequal treatment first hand and discuss fairness. Children reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream. Through this activity, the students personalize a way to act out his dream.
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.
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.