MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY ACTIVITY: Use this activity and assignment on Martin Luther King, Jr Day as a way for students to reflect on discrimination and racism. It can be used at any time in the year, but works great during Black History Month!
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Students will watch a 15 minute video of Jane Elliot's famous "Blue/Brown eye experiment" where she examines the dangers of discrimination in a third grade class shortly after Martin Luther King's death. This video always leaves a powerful impression on my students and is one they never forget.
Included in your purchase is an assignment sheet with five questions. Four of the questions have students examine discrimination in the video, and the final question has them relate the video to the world today. Also included is an answer key for review. This activity is always a great springboard for discussion.
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♥ My students were so interested in this! Thanks so much!
♥ I did this with my students yesterday and they were so caught up in how the experiment evolved. It was an eye-opener for sure. :) Thank you for the good discussion questions!
♥ This looks like a great activity for our civil rights unit. Thanks.
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