Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. In this learning experience students will learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he marched for causes he believed in. As a result of this learning experience students will choose their own important cause to walk or advocate for in order to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy of advocacy and leadership.
Woodson Collaborative K-2 Resources
K-2 resources created through the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative project
During this learning experience students will analyze and discuss a variety of sources related to Juneteenth and Independence Day. They will compare and contrast the two holidays and grapple with the question, “How do different people and groups celebrate freedom and independence in the United States?”
This learning tool was developed and designed to facilitate teacher/student and student/student discussion and recognition of significant events, holidays and celebrations within their lives, families and communities and those of their peers.
This learning experience explores one of the tenets and demonstrations of citizenship by exploring the legacy of voting in the United States, including who was allowed to vote, and who was not, as well as actions for students to take when they recognize unfairness.
During this learning experience, or series of learning experiences, students will explore the definition of a contribution, learn more about the contribution(s) of a diverse set of Virginians and ‘curate’ a student gallery that shows their contributions in their community now, and in the future.