Martin Luther King, Jr. - January 17

Learning About Our History

Monday, January 17, 2022

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Benjamin Franklin Day, National Hot Buttered Rum Day, and Elementary School Teacher's Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Martin Luther King, Jr.

ON THIS DATE

  • 1562 - French Protestants are recognized under the Edict of St. Germain.
  • 1893 - Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown and Queen Liliuokalani is forced to abdicate.
  • 1917 - The U.S. pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
  • 1920 - The Volstead Act goes into effect and prohibition begins in the United States.
  • 1950 - Thieves steal more than $2 million from the Brink's armored car company's offices in Boston. in what became known as the Brink's Robbery.
  • 1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins when aircraft strike targets in Iraq.
  • 1994 - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage

BIRTHDAYS 

SONGS OF THE DAY 

  • U2 - Pride (In The Name of Love) - LISTEN
  • Nina Simone - Why? (The King of Love Is Dead) - LISTEN
  • Patty Griffin Up to the Mountain - LISTEN
  • Common and John Legend - Glory - LISTEN
  • Marvin Gaye - Abraham, Martin, and John - LISTEN

THEME:  Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Grades 2-5 - All About the Holidays - Martin Luther King Day (1:34) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-7 - PBS LearningMedia - Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader (5:09) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-7 - PBS LearningMedia - Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader - Lesson Plan - DO
  • Grades 5-10 - PBS LearningMedia - The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (9:44) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - PBS Newshour -  Analyzing King's "I Have a Dream" Speech (5:45) - VIEW, READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Reaction to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968 (3:14) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Origins of Everything - How Did Martin Luther King Jr. Get a Holiday? (9:40) - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - Free at Last – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1:27:57) - VIEW


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