By Garrett Cook

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dr. King impacted people from every walk of life, and still today his legacy lives on. 

“The biggest reason he is my hero is his belief in making changes and doing it in a nonviolent way,” sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Angie Lobue said.

August 28, 1963 was the day that Dr. King gave his famous ‘I Have a Dream Speech.’ Lobue’s class incorporated his speech into their class activities and lessons.

“We analyzed his famous ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ using Edpuzzle,” Lobue said.

Lobue included questions and facts about key statements and their meanings throughout the famous speech. She also incorporated flash cards and fun activities that included a breakout game.

“My students solve problems, come up with clues and work together as a team,” Lobue said. “They will break out of a certain number of locks using Martin Luther King as our subject and our topic.”

King, one of the most famous civil rights leaders in American history influenced the society of our nation. Lobue teaches a unit each January to showcase King’s contribution to society. He is remembered for simply standing up for his beliefs.

April 4 will mark 50 years since his death.

 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.