I have a great respect and deep admiration for Dr Martin Luther King. I also have the honour of sharing a birthday with him, tomorrow (15th January).
In this blog I have written a few posts that are about Dr King and contain some links about him and his work that I thought educators might find useful.
My posts are:
Real e-learning: Martin Luther King In this post I go through my own e-search on the life and times of Dr. King
April 3, 2009 ~ MLK Jr. in Gandhi’s Footsteps | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly In this post I have uploaded an excellent short film about Dr King’s son Martin Luther King Jnr., on a visit to India which linked in MLK’s interest and following of Mahatma Ghandi whose non-violent methods of protest he used in the Civil Rights Campaign.
I have a dream for education A post that I’m very proud of. I did my own version of a famous speech in which I talked about my own personal dreams for education. This post received some favourable comments after it was released. It is also a good idea if you are going to cover Dr. King’s life to get your students to explore the speech and what they may have wanted to say if they had written it.
Martin Luther King and me (revisited one year on) My original post about my personal connections and interest in MLK which I have just revised a few days ago.
Two other excellent resources for any study of MLK would be:
Cybrary Man’s Educational Websites page on Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. Teaches Many Lessons A really good resource of ideas from Education World.
I hope and trust that everyone has a peaceful and non-eventful weekend (bearing in minds the events of last weekend) and that the Martin Luther King Day holiday is a really good one.
- “Get Involved! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2011!” and related posts (yovenice.com)
- Martin Luther King Day: Celebrations And Service In LA (huffingtonpost.com)
- A weekend of celebration in Central District for 37th MLK Day (centraldistrictnews.com)