Next Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a time to reflect on the accomplishments of one man who affected millions of people. The library has a display set up of print resources for teachers and students to check out. There are also many online resources including our subscription to Safari Montage and BrainPop. Using a keyword search produces many useful video clips, online quizzes and biographical information.
In addition, here are a few more websites with information on MLK:
Our Friend Martin Youtube link:
A set of social and behavioral science resources from the American Association for the Advancement’s Science Netlinks to celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. King.
Image Credit: Associated Press
http://americanhistory.si.edu/ourstory/activities/mlk/ Five new educational activities related to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Smithsonian’s History Explorer. Each of the activities relates to the children’s book, “Martin’s Big Words,” by Doreen Rappaport (2001, Hyperion Books for Children) – an award-winning biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that focuses on his work in the Civil Rights Movement. The activities encourage readers to go beyond the words of the book by reading actively, creating word art from King’s speeches and other thought-provoking projects.
Speaking of biographies, last week all 2nd grade classes learned how to use PebbleGo to look up information on famous people and the stories behind their lives. They will be using that online resource to help them in their upcoming biography research project.