Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was instrumental in leading the non-violent Civil Rights Movement in the United States. He became an icon for the entire movement and he had the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, discrimination and intimidation.
Students who participate in this unit will understand the meaning of courage, responsibility, a sense of teamwork, the importance of UPSTANDER RESPONSIBILITY, and the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment and bullying.
The activities encourage cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and emotional intelligence strategies. Through these integrated and student-centered approaches to education teachers are able to integrate the academic, social, emotional, and ethical dimensions of learning.