Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 21



Thirteen Ways To Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1. Have your children work on an Internet scavenger hunt focusing on Dr. King.

2. Watch Dr. King's famous speech, "I Have a Dream", at American Rhetoric.

3. Let your tastebuds discover the joy of "soul food" and traditional cuisine with some African-American food and recipes.

4. Here's a fun word search with vocabulary concerning Dr. King.

5. Discover what your children think is a hero with a quick survey and discuss with them a hero's attributes.

6. Take a short quiz to see how much history you know concerning Dr. King.

7. Make a donation to The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

8. Learn how Dr. King's holiday came into being with this chronology.

9. Explore this photo essay on Dr. King by Time.com.

10. Learn ten ways to teach tolerance.

11. Pick up A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

12. Send a free greeting card to friends and family.

13. Perform an act of service for someone in your community.



30 comments:

Sanni said...

That´s so lovely - thanks for sharing this neat TT...

Please visit my TT #8 - Thanks a lot =)

Kimo & Sabi said...

Great ideas...Mommakitty is gonna share them with the families she works with!

Anonymous said...

Excellent list Zeus.

Raggedy said...

Thank you for the great links!
Awesome TT.
Great ideas.
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

My mom says she can't listen to "I Have a Dream" without crying - every single time!

Anonymous said...

It's a birtday day around here so we'll be sure to be celebrating.

Anonymous said...

Very nice list. I love to listen to Dr. King talk.

My 13 are up.

tiggerprr said...

Such a smart kitty! He was a childhood hero to me, he still is. :)

Knitting Maniac said...

Excellent ideas!!! Thank you for sharing them.

Happy TT!

Carmen said...

zeus, you've got such a big heart. Good list.

Kim Priestap said...

Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech is by far one of the greatest pieces of oratory ever. It's just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zeus! I like your list.

Christina said...

Very good ideas for MLK day! My alma mater has a community-wide service day every MLK day and it's always inspiring to see everyone participating!

Happy Thursday!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a TT! I wish I would have thought of it!

DivaP said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing and helping us remember the importance of the day :)

Jane said...

Those are are excellent ways to celebrate the birthday of this man who changed the world.

Thanks for visiting my T13.

Anonymous said...

Super ideas! Sort of makes me feel guity for the levity of my TT.

Bad, Kukka...BAD KITTY!

Anonymous said...

What fantastic ideas! I'd like to try some of these with the kids. LOVE the equality equals dignity, too. So true.

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing those, and happy TT!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

This is a really unique TT. I don't think I would have ever thought of this one.

Anonymous said...

zeus, brillant list. Everyone should hear the I have a dream speech every year.

Anonymous said...

Great ideas indeed!

Jenny Ryan said...

Great list-thanks, Zeus!

Anonymous said...

Zeus ... Thou art AWESOME! Great TT ... My mom is gonna check out your links and use them with her students. Thank you for the public service ... You are truly wonderful.
DMM

dawn said...

Terrific list. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

Happy TT

Kuanyin said...

You've put a lot of effort and heart into this post...I'm impressed!

local girl said...

Wow! What a great list! I'm definitely going to use some of these to help Girlie Girl understand his importance in history!

Joy Renee said...

excellent suggestions. i love reading King's speeches and writings. I bet it would have been awesome to hear him speak. I've had the book A Testament of Hope checked out of the library countless times. King could make our language sing!

happy TT. mine's not nearly as serious. i was lazy this week.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing - enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

Great list Zeus. Happy TT!