#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the power of ordinary people to make the world a better place for all.

Be sure to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party, too. The event features a special Celebrate with DE video, resource guide, and related activities for your class, as they participate with thousands of other classrooms around the country. Happy MLK Day!


FEATURED EVENT

Virtual Viewing Party:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook, Math Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Virtual Viewing Party

Join Discovery Education this Thursday, January 17 in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together, students across the country will explore the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. while connecting to other classrooms around the world.


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The History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Discovery Education Streaming, Math Techbook, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Video Segment [03:54]

Provides a detailed look into the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., and reveals the history behind the day.

 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Discussion Questions
Discovery Education Streaming, Math Techbook, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook;
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment [03:31]

Students answer discussion questions related to the relevance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in today’s world, showing tolerance to others, what service means, and how to serve in the community.

 
Reuters News: 2018-04-02: Civil Rights ‘Freedom Riders’ Consider MLK’s Legacy, 50 Years after His Death
Discovery Education Streaming, Math Techbook, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video [01:46]

Civil rights ‘Freedom Riders’ consider what has and hasn’t changed in U.S. race relations since they challenged segregation in the 1960s.
 
United States: Selma March (Global Stories: 2015-03-18)
Discovery Education Streaming, Math Techbook, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, Video Segment [03:03]

Documents the march of thousands across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in memory of the fiftieth anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.


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Have students think more deeply about the progress made by Dr. King and issues we are still facing by using the strategy Paper Chat. Provide prompts on large pieces of butcher or poster paper and allow students to discuss in writing questions such as these: What allowed MLK to be successful in his efforts?, Why were MLK’s ideas so influential?, What would MLK be doing if he were alive and working today?

Then, since our focus this year is on service for the health of the community, have students think about projects they might like to spearhead in their own communities, whether that is the classroom, the school, or the larger community. Have them articulate their idea and give it a title (or explain it in six words, using an adaptation of the strategy Six Word Story). Be sure to share your students’ community action ideas with us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd using #CelebrateWithDE.


Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.

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