Fighting Fair: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids, Grades 4-8




History and conflict resolution lessons together! Fighting Fair: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids examines the history of the civil rights movement and non-violent philosophies of Dr. King while teaching students realistic techniques for applying nonviolence in their own lives. Students will learn valuable strategies for diffusing anger, confronting fear, speaking out against injustice, prejudice, racism, intolerance, and more.

The Fighting Fair: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids Video uses the example. of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent protests to illustrate that conflicts can be resolved without violence. Dramatic footage of Dr. King and the civil rights movement make this a powerful effective learning tool.

Historic struggle and conflict resolution lessons come blended in this curriculum. Fighting Fair: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids examines key dynamics of America’s civil rights movement, emphasizing Dr. King’s philosophy and practice. Help your students recognize the practical value of nonviolent problem-solving in their own lives, even in the face of apathy or violent opposition. Students will explore complex topics such as prejudice, racism, intolerance, war, and nonviolent social action, and learn valuable strategies for defusing anger, confronting fear, and speaking out against injustice. The award winning companion video, shot with middle school students, integrates historic footage and images with a scripted segment that provides a simple problem-solving format for students. Originally we produced this unit with grades four through eight in mind; some pages are more suitable for upper elementary. For the more complex possibilities of discussion and role-plays, however, we recommend the unit for middle school.

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