Now is a good time to educate your child about this countries history of overcoming civil rights violations of people according to their race. Start each activity with a discussion about Martin Luther King and an Internet research of the 'I Have a Dream speech'. Be sure to include the fact that Caucasians and African Americans worked together to fight racism. Describe the racism such as segregation and voting rights. You can name others who helped in the fight. You could talk about the civil war, if age appropriate and you could talk about current segregation problems in America.
Pre K Activity -different shapes, construction paper, scissors, and markers.
Practice using shapes by children naming shapes and writing their own goals, regarding civil rights, with in the cut out shapes.
1st & 2nd grade activity - poster board, construction paper, glue, scissors, pencil & marker
Have your child trace and then cut out their hand print on the construction paper. They should write down things they believe needs to change in the world on the hand prints. Finally, have the child to glue their hand prints on the poster board.
3rd-5th grade activity - presentation folder w/transparent cover and sliding binding feature, 9 sheets of paper, markers, magazines, craft glue, and scissors
Have your child read and re-read the 'I Have a Dream' speech. Focus on the last part;'let freedm ring'.
Child should write the first line after let freedom ring which says, ' and so let freedom ring fromthe prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire' on a sheet of paper. Then using newspapers, magazine and/or hand drawn pictures; create a collage representing that particular line of the speech.
Repeat same process for the 2nd line with another sheet of paper and continue with each line of the let freedom ring part of the speech. Each line is one page.
Create a cover page with a picture of MLKand have the child title the page.
Insert each page into the presentation folder.