Dr. King Remembered

Second-grade reading students at Parliament Place learned about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a recent class activity.  
As part of the lesson, reading teacher Michelle Davis read “Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King” and “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” to students. She also spoke about Dr. King’s impact on the Civil Rights Movement, his speeches and the use of nonviolent protests. Unfair laws and segregation were also discussed.

After the readings, the children were asked to explain Dr. King’s dream. They also came up with their own dream to make the world a better place, using text connections. The students then wrote their dreams on a paper crown, decorated it and used a proofreading checklist to ensure accurate writing. The children enjoyed wearing the crowns for the remainder of the school day.