We all remember the beginning of Martin Luther King’s legendary Civil Rights speech: the immortal words “I have a dream” have stood for the hopes of the American nation, and of the world. Indeed, Martin Luther King’s sharp words proved an unstoppable weapon, ringing with truth even beyond his own tragic death. We’ve gathered some of our favorite Martin Luther King quotes for the classroom in readiness for this MLK Day, as well as a brand new glog template so that you and your learners can share your own words of wisdom, inspired by this great leader.
In the days leading up to Monday, January 18, use this template with your class, to help them consider how this special day is about much more than a public holiday! Encourage learners to use their own powerful words to discuss Martin Luther King’s life and beliefs, alongside images that represent the Civil Rights struggle. They could even record their own speeches, full of dreams and encouraging words for their class this year!
To help inspire your learners on their way, we’ve got some top Martin Luther King advice on self-belief and working together for a better world, from a happier classroom environment to peace across the nations.
This is one of our favorite quotes at Glogster, as it’s a work ethic that everyone can get behind! Whether a particular learner is feeling a little discouraged about their efforts, or your class is getting a little sloppy with their work, let Martin Luther King tell it to them straight – everything they put their mind to is important, and deserves hard work!
An everyday reminder that we can’t always take on the world, but we can still make every little thing that we do count. Let your learners know that in all of their actions, they are practicing for greatness, and encourage them to tackle small things with a huge spirit!
This quotation is one for the older learners to consider, and one that is as relevant to minor disciplinary issues and fallings-out between classmates as it is to developing an understanding of world conflicts, both historical and ongoing.
While these are just a few of Martin Luther King’s wonderful words, they represent a world of peaceful yet pervasive activism, centered around firm beliefs in the universality of human rights. This Martin Luther King Day, we would like to encourage all learners to look into Luther King’s words of wisdom, and to confidently share some of their own via our commemorative template.