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Martin Luther King

Civil Rights Leader

FOR GRADES K-8


Martin Luther KingYoung M.L. is confused. His basketball buddy has said they can no longer play together. Martin is black, and his friend is white; this is the reason why. He listens as his mother gently explains the rules of segregation, telling him to hold his head high and never feel he is less than anybody else. Martin wants to believe this, but the rules hurt. Physical fighting hurts too, though, and leaves any conflict still unresolved.

As Martin matures, he challenges segregation through peaceful conflict resolution, leading a revolutionary change in America which paves the way for equal rights for everyone. His inspiring story will help children better understand and practice the use of empathy, respectfulness and effective communication in resolving their own conflicts peacefully.

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RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS

*Bullying

*Leadership
*Citizenship

*Biographies
*Conflict Resolution

*Character Education
*Multicultural Awareness

*African-American History

*ELA Common Core

*Illinois Social Science Standards

SPECIFIC COMMON CORE TIE-INS ARE LISTED BELOW


SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES
*January 15 – Martin Luther King’s birthday
*January 21 – Martin Luther King Day
*February – Black History Month
*February – Youth Leadership Monthoston Tea Party
*February 1 – Freedom Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON CORE TIE-INS
--ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS:
*Reading: Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details
*Writing: Text types and purposes
*Speaking and listening
*Research to build on knowledge
--ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Civics in all respects
*African American history
*Economics, geography
*History - Past and present, how people shape change

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TESTIMONIALS:

CHICAGO:
"Terrific show! Children really related to the topics of bullying and conflict resolution."

--Second Grade Teachers, Sherwood Elementary, Highland Park

"The best program we have seen! Strong, well-organized content. Just outstanding!"

--Fifth Grade Teachers, Naper School, Naperville

"Our students were on the edge of their seats. It was exceptional!"

--Seventh Grade Teachers, Parker Jr. High, Flossmoor

 

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL:

"Outstanding! I appreciated his age-appropriate examples of segregation and discrimination. The discussion on bullying and how to handle situations was very well done."

--Kindergarten Teacher, Sonnesyn School, New Hope

"Very interactive, dynamic performance that dealt with the heart - this we could identify with. You taught life skills and history. Just excellent!"

--Third Grade Teacher, Rice Lake School, Lino Lakes

"Exceptional program.  HPC comes to our school every year and offers the best programs I have seen in all my years of teaching."

--Fifth Grade Teacher, Rum River School, Andover

 

 

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