Monday, January 18, 2016

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Last week we spent many days discussing MLK and his contribution to the world.  Martin Luther King was a brave and determined man who worked hard for a dream he deeply believed in.

 Watch a clip from MLK's famous "I have a dream" speech. 

In honor of MLK day we spent some time with our 2nd grade blogging buddies asking each other questions about Martin Luther King. Watch the videos we created below.

Write a comment to your friends about the videos they created. Do you agree with their answers? Did they say something that made you think or share an idea you hadn't thought of?  What do you think about working with 2nd grade?

Remember the best comments start a conversation, so be sure to ask a question!


  1. Hi Mrs. Broussard's Class,
    Your videos are wonderful! I am so proud of all of you. You really understand how important it is to appreciate everyone's differences and to remember the important lessons Dr. Martin Luther King taught us all. One of my favorite things he said was: "Intelligence plus character - that is the true goal of education." What do you think he meant when he said that? Keep learning and never give up!
    Mrs. Brazell

  2. Dear Isabella,
    I think your MLK video was just grand! You answers were very thoughtful. In fact, your answer about whether the world would be the same if MLK never existed got me thinking. I wonder if there would have been someone else brave enough to stand up for people being mistreated. Sometimes I see friends standing up for their friend on the playground. Have you ever stood up for something you believed in?

    Mrs. B

  3. Dear Lucas,
    I think your video is rad. I agree with your answer because his speech was very important to the world. His speech talked about treating people equally. Do you think he was nervous before he gave his big speech? Have you ever been nervous when you have to talk in front of a lot of people?

    Matthew M.

  4. Dear Alexa and Ariana,

    I really enjoyed your video! I agree with Alexa’s answer to the question “Why would anyone want to hurt Martin Luther King?”. She answered that the people disagreed with what he was trying to accomplish. When the video finished I thought about how it must have been watching Martin Luther King‘s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in person.

    Working with the 2nd graders was fun because they knew pretty much everything you need to know about Martin Luther King and the 3rd graders were learning from them.


  5. Dear Noah, Olivia, and Matten,

    I agree with the answers that were given in the videos because I also agree that nobody should be discriminated against based on their skin color. When Noah talked about football, it reminded me of how I think that everyone should have an equal chance to play sports and not be discriminated against based on their skin color. I enjoy working with the 2nd graders because I think it is fun to teach and mentor younger kids.

    Some questions I have for the class are, what do you think would have happened if MLK was never born? Do you think the civil rights movement would have happened how it did?

    Matthew V.

  6. Dear Matthew and Briana.

    I thought your video was great. I liked the answers that you gave. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a brave man and stood up for rights. I also enjoyed working together with the second graders and getting to know them. Is there anyone who feels the same way?