January 24, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., our class took the opportunity to not only learn about this great man, but dig a little deeper into why we think we celebrate him. To kick off the week, we started by watching two videos. The first video took us all the way back to the day he was born. The second, Kid President shared his inspirational thoughts about Dr. King Jr.
Why do you think we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
“I think we celebrate it because he let us have different skinned friends, and he was very important.” -Haidyn
“We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday because he was a man that brought hope and healing to America, and it is his birthday.” -Juliana
“I think we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day because he helped stop the unfair laws.” -Nathaly
“I think we celebrate MLK Jr. Day because he is a very special man and intelligent.” -Tori
“I think we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day because he tried to get civil rights.” -Myah
“He let black and white people be treated fairly.” -Jackson
“He stopped bad things that people do to hurt other people.” -Psyruhs
“To make laws fairer and to give us freedom.” -Karim
“Because he fought for the rights and let people come together.” -Avery
If you could ask him a question, what would it be?
“How did you think of the “I Have a Dream” speech? When the laws changed, did you have any friends? When you were a kid, what kind of toys did you have?” -Makana
“How did you make people listen to you?” -Rosalina
“Why did we have unfair laws?” -Dahlya
“How did you get all those people to march with you?” -Ean
“Were there phones back then?” -Jasmine
“How can you change your whole entire name?” -Avery
“Was it hard when you were a kid?” -Myah
“How many times did you go to jail? How many speeches did you do? How long did it take for people to agree with you?” -Haidyn
“Why did they treat white people good and black people bad? Why did black people have to give up their seats just for white people? Did you do something else with your life?” -Nathaly
In honor of this day, we drew pictures and re-enacted his speech.
MLK Jr. from Amber Moore on Vimeo.
Why do you think we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
What question would you ask him?