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Monday, January 26, 2015

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Winter Activities for Kids


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We spotted this adorable Disney Frozen movie inspired snowman in our local library!

How cute is he?!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Black History Month Activities for Kids

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October.


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Here is a commemorative video via Nickelodeon and the "Because of Them, We Can" initiative for Black History Month. It honors Maya Angelou.


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These videos should spark some Black History Month activity ideas for your classroom:

Acting out Rosa Parks:


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. Video and Discussion Questions

Here is a short three minute video to help elementary students learn an overview of Martin Luther King's life. Scroll down past the questions to click on the actual video.


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Read or write the following discussion questions on the board prior to watching the video.

Discussion Questions

1.  What was Martin Luther King's given birth name?

2.  Where did he grow up?

3.  What was the major cause of many injustices in his life?

4.  What did Martin Luther King's father do for a job?

5.  When did he change his name?

6.  Where did he go to college?

7.  Who did he marry?

8.  What were the two main topics of Dr. King's preachings?

9.  What was the main reason for the bus boycott?

10. What woman was also involved in the Supreme Court decision that bus segregation was unconstitutional?

11. Who named him "Man of the Year?"

12.  When and what was his most famous speech?

13. What did he mean by, "Let freedom ring"?

14.  How did he die in 1968?



Answer Key

1. Michael King, Jr.

2. Atlanta, Georgia

3.  The color of his skin was the cause.

4.  He was a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

5.  He changed his name after visiting Germany.

6. He went to Boston University.

7.  He married Coretta and had four children.

8.  He preached for peace and civil rights.

9.  It promoted the desegregation on buses.  The white people sat up front and had priority seating.

10. Rosa Parks

11. Time Magazine

12.  Over 250,000 people attended the Washington Monument to hear his "I Have a Dream" speech.

13. He wanted all individuals to be equal with equal rights together.

14.  He was assassinated.

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Listen to the I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Monday, January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Fun Facts for Kids

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10 Fun Facts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

1) He was the youngest male to win a Nobel Peace Prize at age 35 in 1964.

2) He donated all of the $54,123 from winning the Nobel Peace Prize to the Civil Rights movement.

3) He skipped two grades in high school, 9th and 11th grades, and entered Morehouse College at 15.

4) Over 700 streets in the United States are named after MLK.

5) Besides MLK, only George Washington and Christopher Columbus have national holidays named after them.

6) At age six, his father changed his name from Michael King, Jr. to Martin Luther King, Jr.

7) The first MLK holiday was on January 20, 1986.

8) His non-violent civil rights work led to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

9) His "I Have a Dream" speech delivered in 1963 in Washington D.C. was ranked as the top speech of the 20th Century.

10) The "I Have a Dream" speech was largely improvised and was witnessed by 250,000 people.
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Listen to the highest rated speech of the 20th Century!





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