Looking for an activity for your student to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Try one of these resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world. Let the Children March reminds students that they have the ability to make a change. This powerful story was written by Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrated by Frank Morrison.
Have your student create their own protest sign for a cause they believe in. It may seem like a simple poster design challenge, but it is much more than that. It is a chance for students to understand that words matter, and they must use their voice to help change or fight injustices they witness.
Looking for more great resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Check out these free activities around Chicago in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Black Creativity Family Day at Museum of Science and Industry
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Chicago History Museum in Chicago
- King Day at the DuSable Black History Museum
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Back of the Yards Chicago Public Library Branch
These Chicago Museums are free on January 16!