Teaching the King Holiday day of service with KidCitizen
Join KidCitizen in celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In recognition of this national day of service, it is a great opportunity to have your students explore the KidCitizen episode on Community Helpers.
As children investigate who community helpers are and how they have changed over time, encourage them to identify the helpers who make a difference in your community today.
Children explore the photograph by revealing it in sections, observing the details they find, and working with in-game character Ella to figure out what jobs the helpers are doing. Children collect elements of the photograph to their journal, and use what they have collected to help them decide what the helper's job is, and then connect that with helpers today.
The episode works well as a full-class interaction, and also with children working in pairs.
About the King Holiday Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?’" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - MLK Day
The Meaning of The King Holiday By Coretta Scott King
Other Digital Resources
Primary Sources from the Library of Congress and the National Archives
Other Places and Resources
Martin’s Big Words http://doreenrappaport.com/martins-big-words/
My Brother Martin http://www.soentpiet.com/martin.htm
The King Center http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu
National Park Service:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/2013/08/8-resources-for-teaching-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington/ (A number of good ideas to get you thinking.)