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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Faith and Service

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"  The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we celebrate a man of vision, hope, compassion, and faith! His vision has been immortalized in his words and actions that we share each year in the classroom through speeches, videos, books, and discussion.  Some of my favorite teaching aids include MLK's infamous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial,



the written version and pictures of MLK,
 
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  
Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial
in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963


and several engaging books such as; We Dream of a World... and Martin's Big Words!
Martin Luther King, Books, service learning, MLK, Globicate, Heidi Befort


Discussions emulating from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life will bring about wonderful insights and vision from our youth today.  Words to spark conversations with your students might include: 

dream, speech, faith, leader, equality, free, boycott, segregation, skin, colors, racism, leader, service, freedom, equality, boycott, protest, assassinate, and honor.

But, our biggest tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. should be the gift of service, the caring for our fellow neighbors, and the act of giving...the giving of time, energy, and resources.


                                          MLKDay.gov


This is what our country was built on, and what continues to separate us as a nation from others.  Encourage your students to look beyond themselves to others, outside the classroom, the school, and community to see how they can change the world and give back.  It is through service learning that we as teachers will create the next generation of compassionate, caring, intelligent, and thoughtful young leaders who will take our country and the world into the next generation.


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