Teachers throughout the Seven Hills will be honoring the work and example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by highlighting him in their lesson during the month of January. One small example of this integration in our 8th grade Trivium course is when we explore the civil rights amendments (13th-15th). Students will identify the importance and impact of these amendments on the United States during the Reconstruction Era, of the late 1800s, and how they led directly to the great work of Dr. King, one hundred years later. We will spend time discussing how his life exemplified the passion and patriotism the framers of the US Constitution were so careful to protect and preserve, especially in relation to the first amendment and our responsibilities as citizens.
Our middle school assembly on the 18th of this month will be dedicated to Dr. King and his great history. Our Honor Council students have worked hard to create a presentation they will deliver to the entire middle school student body.
Please, take time to honor Dr. King in your home this month. The King Center encourages us to make this a “day on” instead of just a “day off.” Work in your homes or communities to continue the legacy of this great man!