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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activity

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out the need for people to speak out against injustice.  His words are still true today.  Many schools, for example, find bullying an issue in their walls.  “Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it is repeated over time.”1 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., encouraged people to stand up for themselves and for each other.

This activity allows teachers to use MLK’s words to open a class discussion about what he meant by injustice in our world, and whether this topic and his words impact our lives today.

Teachers may want to use this activity during Black History Month, or during a discussion on injustice, bullying, or violence.  It may be interesting to note that this activity aligns with English CCSS ELA-Literacy. RH. 6-8.1 but can be easily adapted to be used in all grades.

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