Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Day On
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service embodies many of the shining principles that guided Dr. King’s life. Click here for a reminder of why people should serve, how they can do it, project tips, toolkits, resources, partners, and news. They refer to the holiday in his memory as “A day ON, not a day OFF.”
“YSA is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people in America, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.” Look here for opportunities to volunteer, programs to model your own upon, and hundreds of awards that recognize great youth service projects.
This website features a calendar database of activities and service projects organized by state. It’s a very useful resource for community involvement and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you need a place to start learning about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, this is the place for you. Links lead to a biography of Dr. King, Rosa Parks, the holiday in his honor, the text of his “I Have a Dream” speech, electronic greeting cards and a list of books available from Amazon.com.
Celebration of MLK Jr.
There are many wonderful Web sites about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Geocities gets my vote because it does such a good job at making a large and complicated topic accessible to young children. Click on the buttons; Arts and Crafts, Bulletin Board, Discussion Topics, Language Activities, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Songs for Children, and Recommended Links.