Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Robin @ Kids Matter
Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950s and 60s.  Whites and Blacks were segregated in most aspects of life including, but not limited to; housing, businesses, church, education, and employment.  King inspired many people to fight for the equal rights and equal treatment that everyone deserves.  His, “I Have a Dream,” speech is probably how he is most remembered.  A key line states that his speech says that his dream is for his children to live and not be judged based on the color of their skin, but instead on their character and how they conduct themselves.    His ideals and teachings continue to inspire as the struggle to make sure all Americans have equal rights and are treated with dignity continues.
Below are some websites that have activities you can do with your children to celebrate this day.
·       Apples for the Teacher has coloring pages, worksheets, reading lists, puzzles and other games.

·       TLC has crafts and activities such as a matching game, peace medals, peaceful puppets, and an “I Have a Dream” pencil holder.

·       Family Education has a long list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, including historical information about King, quizzes for parents and children, and ways to celebrate and honor him.

·        Teach with Me focuses on diversity and offers information about books and activities that may be used to show that being different is not a bad thing. 

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