Celebrating the values of MLK

This coming Monday January 16th, we’ll have the day off to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

His vision, determination and values have inspired Americans, and millions of others around the world, to work towards a world with greater peace and equality.

The Future Citizen Project starting this month (and running until April) focuses on the rights and duties of the citizen, tolerance and freedom, civic responsibilities and engagement. Through this project students are encouraged to identify major concerns facing their local community and our global community using non-violent methods of conflict resolution. Educator, Freda Goodman from Atlanta, GA, created the project so that,  “students would engage in building a civil society, safe, and peaceful world”

iEARN members can contact Freda to join through the forums. New members click here.

Have a peaceful long weekend.

2 thoughts on “Celebrating the values of MLK

  1. Hello Losira, Thank you for sharing how students in the Future Citizen project is looking at the life and principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. On the MLK, Jr. memorial in Washington, DC are some of his words–many of which pertain to the vision and goals of iEARN. For example, he said:

    “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional, our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation, an this means we must develop a world perspective.”

    Ed Gragert

  2. There is a wonderful book I used to use with my elementary students called As Good as Anybody by Richard Michaelson. When Martin was young and he faced racial inequalities, another young child from Europe named Abraham Joshua Heschel was facing the same social injustice. This is a compelling story how two young children from different parts of the world grew into two icons and came together to march for peace and equal rights. Children should be exposed to that “world perspective” from an early age and begin to understand and respect other cultures and their beliefs and traditions. Only then will the world find peace.

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