Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. I am a deeply rooted American and this museum made me weep. I appreciated everything about this museum. In honor of Martin Luther King Day next week, I made one my favorite quotes of Dr. King's into this free printable.
I hope it adds conversation and thought in your classroom. Snag it up by clicking on the picture or clicking HERE.
I also wanted to provide some links for your class. I know how important it is to remember!
A You Tube Video of 1.5 minutes of the "I Have a Dream" Speech.
National Geographic's MLK Video (8 Minutes)
One of my favorite activities is to read Goin' Someplace Special by Paticia C. McKissack. I ask students who are wearing a blue shirt (or whatever article of clothing) to sit in the front during the read aloud. I play it up A LOT. Then I read half the book and say "those wearing a red shirt (or whatever) sit in the front now". Most are already squirming or having some sort of discontent. I ask both sides: "How did it feel to sit up front just because of the color of your shirt?" Obviously it doesn't compare to discrimination because of the color of your skin (and I know how that feels) but it is just an example...it a little way. It is a great discussion starter and fits perfect with the MLK videos, MLK Day, and any other activities you might have planned for this day of remembrance.
Have a great week!