For 'Black History Month', Ladybirds discussed the reason it is celebrated each year, who celebrates it and how it is celebrated. We looked at past and present significant black people and the impact they made. As a class, we decided to focus and research in depth, Martin Luther King Jr.
We researched his entire life, from being born in Atlanta, to his famous 'I Have A Dream Speech' and then to when he was assassinated in 1968. It was great to see the children eager to find out why he was such a significant individual.
Using all of the information they found, the children created a fact sheet that they then used to create a timeline of some events in Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. The children then individually designed an A3 poster all about him. We talked about and shared our dreams for the future and discussed what we would like to change about the world and why.