Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up in the States next week. Sadly, so much has been in the news lately about civil rights violations all over the world that it’s difficult to comprehend that anything has improved since King’s legacy survives. As a teacher, I want to be sure that my students learn empathy and respect for others. But it’s hard to find lessons that hit the right chord with every grade level I teach.
You can find a good variety of activities for K-12 on the Read, Write, Think site under its Martin Luther King Day resources.
For integration with current events, middle and high school teachers should definitely check out the multitude of lesson plans for civil rights on the New York Times’ Learning Network.
Do you teach Kindergarten? You can teach a lesson about civil rights, too! Check out this adorable idea from Joelle Trayers, where she assigned her students to imagine what rights snow people would demand!
5 thoughts on “Civil Rights for All”
I can feel it, (snowman) my tenacity to hold it all together is becoming weaker as it warms up this spring. I have been a respected and loved part of the community for months and now my life is being destroyed- never again to see the joy on the children’s faces. I think I’d like to move north..
You have excellent snowman empathy!
Great write. This is so important. Mr. Snowman thinks so too I think.
Yes. I think that everyone should have a voice 😉