Emulating the Teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

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In celebration of Black History Month and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, kindergarten students in Kristen Shanley’s class at Brookhaven Elementary School  discussed the characteristics possessed by the former civic leader. 

The students studied the life of Dr. King by reading various books and Scholastic News articles, studied his “I Have a Dream” speech and discussed how Dr. King’s actions changed the world. In honor of his birthday, the students listed words and phrases that will assist them in emulating Dr. King’s teachings including, treat people fairly, give to others, be kind to others, share with friends, make people happy and stand up for what is right. The list was then shared with peers on a colorful bulletin board placed in the school’s hallway.