Some videos that I'd recommend to show classes are a Student-made video and a Animated "I have a dream". Both were very informative and got the kids talking. From there we started by first outlining living conditions then and what MLK wanted to change. After we wrote about that, we did a class brainstorm on people today who need help and then we tried to dream BIG to think of how we would want to help them.
|He was thinking about preventing animal abuse.|
I won't share some of the more serious ones to protect their privacy, but there was definitely some mature thinking. We talked about the death penalty, health care, animal abuse and social security to name a few things! I have no doubt that my students will go on to really make a difference if their hearts are so big already!
Will have more posts soon--including pictures of my new smartboard!! :)