Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie BaderDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.
Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death from an assassins bullet in 1968.
With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was?? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Can also work with pictures, but dolls give a feeling of realness and hold kids attention much better! One doll should be Afro-American and the other s other races--the more the better. Have the children point out all of the things the dolls have in common sameness. Then have them point out all of the things that the dolls do not have in common differences. Be sure to point out that all dolls have the same feelings-- "Do all of these "kids" feel sad sometimes? It's a great activity to bring up the discussion of diversity with young children. Do you believe he made a positive contribution to American society as a whole?
The author recounts her unique vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. The dream includes scenes of King's childhood and the major events of his life, from the boycott of the segregated buses to his "I Have a Dream" speech to his assassination. King's life through an imaginary dream. This story, accessible to middle and late elementary school aged children, is a great starting place for a discussion about U. It can also be used to inspire a discussion of ethical philosophy or social philosophy addressing such issues as freedom, equality, race, and heroes. The goal of this discussion is to help the students clarify for themselves what these abstract terms mean.