Friday, August 23, 2019

The WDS third grade had an enlightening multi-sensory experience learning about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students first read about his life and contributions in a National Geographic book, “Martin Luther King, Jr.” They were amazed to learn how one person could help to change the world and were shocked to hear about what life was like for African Americans during his lifetime. They loved hearing his dream for the future of a world based on people’s character rather than their color. Next, the students brainstormed together and made a list of all the positive adjectives and character traits that apply to him, including such sophisticated terms as: life-changer, supporter of non-violence, influential, believer, humble, determined, loving and brave. After that, each child used one of these ideas and/or symbols that represented MLK to create a postage stamp honoring him. The original stamp creations can be viewed on the bulletin boards in the Coach House.

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