Sunday, 15 January 2012

Martin Luther King Day

I'm a bit late posting this but it'll do for next year! Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on tomorrow, 16th January, 2012. I found some fantastic resources on various sites.

My favourite ones (and the ones that I'm using in class) are these from If you're not a member of TES, then register immediately. There are fantastic resources and membership is free. This particular set of activities about Martin Luther King are fantastic as they are differentiated into three levels - lower ability (LA), middle ability (MA) and higher ability (HA). 

You can also find more fantastic MLK resources on blogs such as Tara's Fourth Grade Frolics and Donna's Peace, Love and Learning.

And, of course, I'm a big fan of and (the clipart above is from the latter), click on the image below for more Martin Luther King powerpoints and lesson plans.

To stay with this theme, I'll be exploring racism with my class in drama. In order to do this we'll be looking at the poem, "Walking Black Home" by Benjamin Zephaniah. Here are the activities we'll be doing:

  • Picking out favourite images
  • Hotseating of the taxi driver and the narrator
  • Still image representing the relationship between the taxi driver and the narrator
  • Writing a few lines of the thoughts of the narrator or taxi driver
  • Discussion on how the conflict could be resolved
  • Still image showing their relationship following one of these solutions

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