ERIC Number: ED113225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968. Revised.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Developed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this is a short collection of suggested activities to teach black awareness in the elementary and secondary grades through King's philosophy. An introductory biographical sketch of King and an article about his accomplishments are provided. Activities are divided into grade-level ranges for the following areas: exploratory activities, developmental activities, music, dramatic plays, language arts, arithmetic, and culminating activities. An example of a music activity for grades 3-7 is to play recordings of spirituals such as "Go Down Moses" and have pupils interpret the words. An example of a language arts activity for upper grades is to have pupils write original poems around themes of bravery, courage, unity, and brotherhood. Suggestions for evaluation are included. Appendix A contains a list of some of King's speeches and quotations, an excerpt of "I Have a Dream," and parts of his letter from a Birmingham jail in 1963. Appendix B contains the words of some freedom songs. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Leadership, Black Power, Black Studies, Blacks, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Group Unity, Identification (Psychology), Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Racism, Social Studies
Director, Department of Human Relations, Montgomery County Public Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.