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Lesson Plans - January

New Year’s Day

Have children reflect on the previous year. Talk about what they did and what they might do differently in the
coming year. Make a list of resolutions. Point out that New Year’s Day is a day when God gives them a fresh

Kwanzaa – Lesson Plan

This lesson is designed to give students a basic background on the celebration of Kwanzaa.

Were My Dreams Realized?

* Students will be able to describe the lives and beliefs of these 1960s national figures.
* Students will write and deliver a speech.
* Students will analyze the past and its bearing on the future.
* Students will think about change over time.

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What made Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero? What events in his life contributed to his importance to our country? Students refine their knowledge of MLK’s life through the creation of classroom timelines and oral presentations.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Concepts Taught: Racial equality; Rejecting violence as a tactic