Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspires Students

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In honor of the MLK, Jr. Day, Mrs. Edwards’ social studies and literacy classes studied the significant role that Dr. King played during the civil rights movement. Students watched documentaries on Dr. King’s life and discussed his “I Have A Dream” speech. Many were excited to share that they have traveled to Washington, D.C., and visited the location where the speech originally took place and the MLK, Jr. Memorial.

After discussing the inequalities Dr. King and others experienced, the students related by sharing injustices they have experienced or witnessed in their own lives. The literacy students reading Number the Stars, were able to go a step further and compare the treatment of the Jews during WWII to similarities of the 1960’s unrest.

Thank you, Mrs. Edwards, for facilitating these important conversations!