Are your kids excited about the long weekend?! Teachers and school nurses everywhere are waiting for the Friday afternoon clock to hit 5pm so they can kick up their feet for a nice, long 3-day weekend.
At times, the meaning of holidays gets lost in the joy of the number of days off it brings. Which means we may all share part of the same dream – needing a day off from work! But not so long ago, a man with a dream, shared his dream and made history as we see his vision continue to unfold today.
Here is an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Washington, D.C. Lincoln Memorial:
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four 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. I have a dream today.
A beautiful speech with a powerful message. Do you have a dream today? This Monday take the opportunity to teach your children to celebrate the dream of Dr. King. Scholastic.com offers a few suggestions of how here.
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