Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

My teen son said something this morning that troubled me.  When I mentioned that his Spanish class wasn't meeting today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, he said, "But nobody in that class is black."

I don't know where that perception came from.  I don't make a big deal out of every holiday, but we do acknowledge most holidays even as we go about our normal routines, and try to learn something about their origins, purpose, etc. The idea that MLKJr. Day  is only for black people didn't come from me.  But I will make darn sure that we talk about it today.

Here are a few resources that you can use in your homeschool,  or just to learn for learning's sake.

short biography of MLKJr.

Videos on

Printable activities for elementary & middle school students

free printable Unit Study

Numerous links from Easy Fun School

Martin Luther King Jr. Lapbook

Famous MLKJr. quotes:  cursive copywork pages

Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

"I Have a Dream" speech

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