Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

On the third MONDAY in January, America celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a national holiday, SO schools and government offices are closed in his honor.

Mrs. Yollis was in Washington, D.C. last September and took a Moonlight Monument tour. You can see her photo from the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial above. Here is a link to the government site with information about the new national monument.

Here is a link to a song we learned about MLK in music!

Here are some facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.:

  • born in Atlanta, Georga
  • born on January 15, 1929
  • important civil rights leader
  • believed in peaceful protest
  • 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • assassinated on April 4, 1968
  • honored with a national monument in Washington, D.C. (posthumously ~ that means, after he died the honor was bestowed.)

Take these facts and write some quality sentences about this great American! We will share them in class tomorrow!

(Hint: use high-level vocabulary, your sentence length should match your age)

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