Martin Luther King Jr. Day

#Teacher2Teacher  |  January 18, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This month we take a day to observe Martin Luther King Jr.

Rather than it being another 3-day weekend, let's use it as a learning opportunity. Check out our "Martin Luther King Jr. Day" video where two students from different ethnic backgrounds hear a special voice that others around them do not which ultimately brings them together as they learn about the life of America's foremost civil rights leader.

This video will grab your students' attention as they learn about Dr. King's contributions to the people of the United States and those living throughout the world. They will learn about King's childhood experiences with prejudice, his ability to speak in front of others, his commitment to nonviolence, and finally why it is so important to follow his message of hope and peace. If you want to extend the lesson and facilitate more discussion, lead your students through the interactive quiz here: Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz

- Marissa (Executive Director)

A note from our Curriculum Director:

Hello Orbiters,

I hope this post finds you well, as we move through January at lightening speed. Above, Marissa mentioned our video and interactive quiz for your students, highlighting the many contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can tie in holidays, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with students' understanding of how to use a calendar. Before students recognize that holidays are celebrated on special days, they must first learn ways of using a calendar and recognize how a calendar is organized. In this video, students will learn about days, weeks, months, and years on a calendar. They also learn about the relationship between the calendar and the Earth's movement around the sun.

Learning To Use A Calendar

I hope these videos add depth to your lessons and provide support to you as an educator.

Happy Learning,

Raeanne Garcia
Curriculum Director
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