I got an email today from ReadWorks that got me thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The email was a pretty typical one, with lots of passages and question sets for students to learn more about his life- with lexile levels for grade 1-12. I passed this along to some teachers, but thought that this may be a good opportunity to create a resource for MLK and a little bit of Black History Month, for both teachers and students.
One thing that really struck me was the idea of a Day On vs a Day Off and incorporating service learning as part of the celebration of Dr. King's life and contributions.
You may be aware of some these organizations, but some were new to me. Both The National Day of Service website and theGeneration On site offer not only ideas and opportunities for public service, but lesson plans for all ages as well.
Here are the 2 webmixes aimed more at students (They are both pinned to the beginning of the regular HES Symbaloo)
This one is more for teachers with lesson plans.
** added Discover kids link. You must create an account for access. Four of the 7 parts to the MLK jr unit are free, varying lexile levels.
Please feel free to add your ideas, share lesson plans, site, etc. in the comments.