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1 This is a lesson in using PowerPoint. I am designing it for first grade. They study famous Americans in their classroom and Dr. Martin Luther King is one of them. I have designed a PowerPoint presentation for them to use to answer questions about Dr. King. While they are learning about Dr. King, they are learning how to use a few tools in PowerPoint. I will show them how to start a slideshow, move forward to another slide, move backward to a slide and save the presentation. I will show them how to use the hyperlinks on the last page and talk about internet safety. Frameworks Covered: Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations K-2: 2.4 Identify the purpose of a media message (to inform, persuade, or entertain). K-2: 2.6 Follow the school rules for safe and ethical Internet use. (Use of Internet in this grade span is determined by district policy.) K-2: 3.1 Use various age-appropriate technologies to locate, collect, and organize information. K-2: 3.4 Use a variety of age-appropriate technologies (e.g., drawing program, presentation software) to communicate and exchange ideas. Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework UNITED SLEADERS, SYMBOLS, EVENTS, AND HOLIDAYS 1.5 Give reasons for celebrating the events or people commemorated in national and Massachusetts holidays. On a calendar for the current year, identify the months for Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Patriots Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day.

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Adapted From: Rookie Biographies By Wil Mara 2002, Children’s Press

3 When we think of heroes, we think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

4 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American man who worked hard to make life better for all Americans.

5 Dr. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in He was a very smart child.

6 In college, Dr. King decided to become a minister. A minister is someone who teaches people about God.

7 All his life, Dr. King saw that many African Americans were treated badly just because they were black. This kind of treatment is called racism.

8 There was a lot of racism in the United States at the time. African Americans were not allowed to shop in the same stores as white people. African American children were not even allowed to go to the same schools as white children!

9 Dr. King spoke to large groups of people and told them racism was wrong.

10 In 1963 he said the words, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s dream was to end racism. Those words became very famous.

11 Many people did not like Dr. King. They sent him letters saying they hated him. Someone even threw a bomb into his house.

12 Dr. King was brave. He never stopped trying to end racism.

13 In 1964, the United States passed a new law. It was called the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act said that African Americans had to be treated the same way as everyone else.

14 Dr. King spent the rest of his life trying to end racism. He was shot and killed in 1968 by someone who did not agree with him. Millions of people all over the world cried for him.

15 Today, we celebrate a holiday named for Dr. King. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January.

16 On this day, we remember Dr. King’s dream to end racism. We also remember to try to make his dream come true.

17 Additional Websites for Information on Dr. King National Geographic for Kids – Dr. King Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech


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