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Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. to kinder, first, and second graders
Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. to kinder, first, and second graders. A gentle approach with lots of videos, FREE activities, and art. This cram packed blog post from Teacher to the Core is sure to bring some fresh ideas!
GBN Quote Of The Day
“When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountain top. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land! Rev. D
The words change their meaning when you select just passages. And yet they retain their beauty and strength. "One day we will have to stand before the God of history and we will talk in terms of things we've done. It seems I can hear the God of history saying: ‘That was not enough! For I was hungry, and ye fed me not.’ Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr. Day In The U.S.A.
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.”
Blooming Cherry blossom trees are seen just after sunset at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial along the tidal basin in Washington. This year marks the centennial of the trees, which were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. Due to unseasonably warm weather the trees are blooming earlier than usual. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) JACQUELYN MARTIN - AP
“But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. quoting scripture Amos 5:24 Photo of Ruby Bridges, 6 years old, being escorted home by U.S. Marshals after a day of school. The Marshals escorted her to and from school to protect her from angry white citizens, upset at the desegregation laws.
1968 King Assassination Report (CBS News)
Martin Luther King assassination report - Walter Cronkite, CBS Evening News - April 4, 1968--- "...I Have A Dream Today...That One Day All People Will Be Judged By The Content Of Their Character Rather Than The Color Of Their Skin...I Have A Dream..."--Goodbye, Martin...Gone Far, Far Too Soon..
25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time – Photoshop and photography galleries
Martin Luther King Jr. giving his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. This 17-minute speech called for an end to racism, and a beginning to equality. The speech was given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug 28, 1963. It is remembered to this day as one of the most effective speeches ever.