Thursday, January 15, 2015

Martin Luther King Day

Hello families!  Today we read the book Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, in honor of MLK Day, coming up on Monday.  It's a book about the life of Martin Luther King.  It is a great story that talks a bit about the history of segregation.  We stopped several times to talk about what segregation might have looked like.  The book gave examples of having black and white drinking fountains or different races being required to sit in different areas of a bus.  At the end of the book, it talks about how Martin Luther King was shot and killed.  We talked a bit about this and kids were very curious about why someone would kill such a nice man who only wanted peace in the world.

I hope your kids enjoy their day off from school and have a bit of an understanding of where this holiday originated.

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