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Resource of the Week

of the Week
7 January - 13 January 2018

Martin Luther King - National Geographic Kids

Information and real photographs of Martin Luther King. A short concise summary with visual guidance.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the lives of women, men and children from different social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including the lives of 'ordinary' as well as 'more famous' people
  • discuss the attitudes and motivations of characters in their historical context
  • discuss the chronology of events in a story

Suggestions for use: Advice students to use this website when completing a project on Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King - National Geographic Kids image

A link to Nat Geo Kids website with information and photographs of Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January every year.

Why is it Resource of the Week?

  1. Martin Luther King Day is celebrated across the United States on the 3rd Monday in January every year.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr never backed down in his stand against racism.
  3. He dedicated his life to achieving equality and justice for all Americans of all colors.
  4. King believed that peaceful refusal to obey unjust law was the best way to bring about social change.
  5. Martin Luther King Jr received the Nobel Peace prize in 1964.
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