Classroom Activities

Meaningful Projects to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed in 1986. Since then, it’s become a holiday synonymous with service and equality. While most students have heard of Dr. King or have a vague idea about why he’s important, teachers can make the commemoration of this day more significant by incorporating activities that speak to his work and lasting legacy. Here are a few ideas to get started.

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Five Surprising Facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

By- Erika Semprun

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day just around the corner, what better time to learn about one of the most iconic figures of American history? Today, Vista Higher Learning is sharing five facts about one of the most important men behind the Civil Rights Movement.

#1- His name was originally Michael

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El defensor de las libertades

London, UK – January 15, 2012: USA postage stamp of 1999 showing an image of Martin Luther King with his famous quotation of 'I have a dream'

Solamente tres personas tienen días conmemorativos federales aprobados por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Éstas son George Washington, Cristobal Colón y Martin Luther King, Jr. Naturalmente, George Washington es reconocido como el primer presidente de los Estados Unidos. Cristobal Colón es reconocido por haber descubierto el Nuevo Mundo. Martin Luther King, Jr. es reconocido como el Defensor de las libertades.

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