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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Farris (Hardcover)

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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Farris (Hardcover) X9203
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This book looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister. THEMES Biography; African Americans; Christine King Farris; King family; Race relations DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What was young Martin Luther King, Jr.'s response when his mother told him about the world and the things some people believed? Why did Martin and others want to end the laws that made life different for black people than it was for white people? What makes a hero? What did Dr. King want to change in the United States? What can we do today to help make the world a better place? ACTIVITIES Have students fill in the blanks in the following sentences: o Martin Luther King, Jr.'s father was a ________. o This book was written by his ________. o We know this story about Martin is true because____. Begin your lesson on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., by assessing your students' prior knowledge using a K-W-L chart: List on a chart the facts that your students know about King. Next, ask them to tell you what they want to know about him. After reading the book, have students tell you what they have learned about him. Research events of Dr. King's life and times and perform a classroom skit or play based on the information gathered. As a class project, publish a little book on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Have students work in cooperative groups of two or three to make a time line called "the life of Martin Luther King, Jr." Each group should use an 18" x 24" sheet of paper to depict one part of Dr. King's life and accomplishments. Have students write a newspaper account of the march on Selma, Alabama, or any other significant event in the life of Dr. King. Discuss the significance of the Nobel Peace Prize. Award each of your students a Peace prize for their work toward getting along well with others or finding peaceful solutions to conflicts. Make or find an outline of Dr. King's silhouette. Cut it out of black paper. Let the students glue it onto wh

Product Information

  • AR Level5
  • AR Quiz Number64452
  • AR Quiz Points0.5
  • AuthorChristine King Farris
  • Page Count32
  • ISBN100689843879
  • ISBN139780689843877
  • PublisherSimon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Year Published2003
  • Grade Level1 - 6
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectPeople & places (Children's/YA)
  • IllustratorChris K. Soentpiet
  • ImprintSimon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

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