Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr.

     “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - MLK JR
Credit: Erickson

      I've always admired him. He was a strong man, a faithful man, and certainly an American hero.  We'll make a day of learning about King and civil rights. I like to read and listen to his iconic Dream speech. My kids may not fully understand now but I want this part of our history to be remembered by them. It's never to early to begin teaching them about these things, in my opinion. If you're looking for last minute ways to honor the day with your kids:

    A while ago we borrowed this beautiful book from our local library. The illustrations are just incredible. It definitely caught the attention of my little ones. They bring the content of the book to life.

   Do you have netflix? Click here or search "Scholastic: Amazing America". The third episode is 10 minutes attributed to King's life.

   Here's a printable crossword and a craft from crayola appropriate for older kids. A simpler coloring page from teachervision for younger ones.

    Some other interesting things to read:
Tuscaloosa News - April 11, 1963 - Negroes to Defy Ban 
The Letter from Birmingham Jail 

    If you really want to have fun make a cake or cupcakes in honor of his birthday! He would have been 85 years old today.

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