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January 12, 2011

MLK Ideas

Books and ideas I have used in the past when I taught 4th grade. Below are two of my favorite books I loved to share with my students:


Title: Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Title: Who is Martin Luther King, Jr.?


The first thing we did in my classroom was sign a peace pact. I think I found the copy from my January books or Mailbox.com. I would then hang them on our classroom door.

A few different things I did over the years are listed below:


Martin Luther King Jr. believed in solving disagreements without violence. Write about a time you solved a disagreement in a peaceful way.

Class discussion on how might things be different in your school and neighborhood if Dr. King had not worked to change unfair laws?

Journal Topic: Dr. King once said, “Let freedom ring.” What do you think he meant?

Make a collage of pictures that represent what Martin Luther King Jr. stood

Make a poster with the heading :I Have a Dream" and have the children draw a picture of what their dream is for themselves.

I also made copies of small doves. Anytime a student did something peaceful during the month, a student or myself would write it down and add it to a bulletin board with the title, "Keeping Peace in Room ____ "

I hope there is something you can use in your classroom.

Happy Reading!

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