MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards. This week's standards: Students understand the people and events celebrated in commemorative holidays. (History) Students identify and describe the ways family, groups and community influence the individual's daily life and personal choices. (Social Studies: Individual Development and Identity) Activities:
1. Fold a piece of paper in half. On one half, draw a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. doing chores as a young boy. On the other half, draw a picture of yourself doing a chore in your home. Write a sentence telling why it is important for children to have jobs around the house.
2. Look through your newspaper and circle items Martin Luther King Jr. would have used or enjoyed as a young boy. Find (a) something to play with outdoors, (b) a game to play indoors, (c) something he would enjoy doing with his sister, and (d) something to read.
3. Look at the map of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in today's MiniPage. Choose three specific places at the site you would like to visit. Write three sentences explaining why you chose those sites.
4. Look in your newspaper for a story or photo about a historic place in your community that is connected to a particular individual. Design a brochure for the site. Explain the history of the site and tell why the person connected to the site is important.
5. Use reference books, biographies and the Internet to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. as an adult. Write a paragraph describing his contributions to the civil rights movement in this country.