“Christianity affirms that at the heart of reality is a Heart, a loving Father who works through history for the salvation of His children. Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God. Bound by the chains of his own sin and finiteness, man needs a Savior.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Freebie - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Monday of January, and this close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about his role in the civil rights movement. In this freebie, you get four differentiated texts about Martin Luther King, Jr., activities for second and third reads, and a writing response activity.
The Kindergarten classes celebrated Martin Luther King's birthday with a culminating "Peace March" throughout the school. We discussed MLK's dream of equality for all people in a peaceful world. The students designed signs and held them up for everyone to see as they sang the song about "Freedom". The students really enjoyed the "Peace March" and what a great way to use all our smarts to experience one of our famous Americans, Martin Luther King, Jr.