Martin Luther King Jr.

This coming Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. day, it celebrates him as a person and his many achievements in life. In school, we learned all about Martin Luther King Jr. and his achievements in life. I made a timeline with all the important dates and events in his lifetime. It includes events from the dates of January 15, 1929 to April 9, 1968. This is it:

Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

Date Event
January 15, 1929 BORN

Martin Luther King Jr, was born in Atlanta, GA

September 20, 1944 COLLEGE

Martin Luther King Jr, enrolls at Morehouse College

February 25, 1948 ASSISTANT PASTOR

Martin Luther King Jr, becomes an assistant pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, his father’s church

June 8, 1948 COLLEGE GRADUATE

Martin Luther King Jr, graduates from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology

September 14, 1948 CROZER

Martin Luther King Jr, enters Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA

January, 1958 CORETTA SCOTT

Martin Luther King Jr, meets Coretta Scott in Boston

June 18, 1953 MARRIAGE

Martin Luther King Jr, gets married to Coretta Scott near Marion, Ala

December 5, 1955 PRESIDENT

Martin Luther King Jr is named president of the Montgomery Improvement Association

January 30, 1956 BOMBED

Martin Luther King Jr’s home was bombed, no one was harmed

February 18, 1957 TIME

Martin Luther King Jr, appears on the cover on the Time Magazine

May 17, 1957 SPEECH

Martin Luther King Jr, delivers his first national address, “Give Us the Ballot”

September 20, 1958 STABBED

Martin Luther King Jr, is stabbed at a book signing with a letter opener by a mentally ill woman but he lived

February 1, 1960 MOVES

Martin Luther King Jr, moves to Atlanta to focus on the civil rights struggle

October 19, 1960 ARRESTED

Martin Luther King Jr, is arrested at a sit-in demonstration at a department store

 

December 16, 1961 ARRESTED

Martin Luther King Jr, and many others were arrested in a desegregation campaign

April 16, 1963 LETTER

Martin Luther King Jr, after being arrested wrote his famous Letter From a Birmingham

August 28, 1963 SPEECH

Martin Luther King Jr, gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial

December 10, 1964 PRIZE

Martin Luther King Jr, wins the Nobel Peace Prize

August 12, 1965 SPEECH

Martin Luther King Jr, leads civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery

January 26, 1966 MOVES

Martin Luther King Jr, moves to a Chicago apartment to demand better housing and education

December 4, 1967 PLANS

Martin Luther King Jr, unveils plans for a Poor People’s Campaign

March 23, 1968 MARCH

Martin Luther King Jr, leads 6,00 people in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis. It ends in violence and looting

April 3, 1968 SPEECH

Martin Luther King delivers his final speech “I’ve been to the Mountaintop”

April 4, 1968 DEATH

Martin Luther King Jr, was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel

April 9, 1968 BURIAL

Martin Luther King Jr, was buried in Atlanta

 

Martin Luther King has achieved many things, and done many speeches. He delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very motivational speech, it really made a big impact on those who wanted segregation. Think about it, if Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t stood up for civil rights, had he not spoken out, things just might be the same now as they were back then. In his speech, Martin Luther King Jr, said “all men are created equal,” thanks to him, there are.

American Revolution Political Cartoon

This is a political cartoon about The Midnight Ride, but Paul Revere stops to eat a snack while British soldiers pass him, therefore it is called “The Midnight Snack”.

I choose to do my political cartoon about this because I thought of all of the major events of the American Revolution and I chose The Midnight Ride. Then I thought about how I could add some humor to it, I came up with “The Midnight Snack”. I am doing this project in the perspective of a loyalist so I showed how Paul Revere did a bad job. This is what I came up with.

 

Colony Reflection

When I created a colony poster, I learned not to use very many words, and that each person in the colony has something different to say about it, depending on what job they have. When I  made my colony, I learned to work together and listen to everyone else’s ideas, since we worked in a group. I also learned that since I was working on the Southern colony, my group and I needed to include things that you would’ve found in the Southern colonies. My poster connects to my colony because I mention that we have very successful crops, and we put lots of crops on the colony. Also, I mention cotton tobacco and corn, and in my colony, we put lots of those crops on it.

Southern colony poster in a plantation owner’s perspective.

Explorer Infographic

I made an infographic about an explorer. My explorer is Leif Eriksson. In this project, I had to gather facts about Leif Eriksson on a padlet. Then, I had to take that information and put it into an infographic. An infographic is a way to show information in pictures too. It took a lot of editing, but it was really fun. An infographic is a way to show information in pictures too.

Here it is…

Research Projects

In reading, we have been studying how to research. My group studied snakes. We came up with subtopics which were habitat, body parts, defense and prey. To make our research easier and more organized, we put our books in order from easiest to hardest. To find our subtopics, we looked in the books to see what topics appeared the most. Those were our subtopics. I learned to not completely copy what we saw in the book, and that I should write down my own ideas based on what I was reading. When we got all our information, we made a animal comic book! I put in some of the research from each subtopic. Then I found pictures, and made captions for them. The pictures all had snakes in them, so I made the snakes saying a fact that relates to the caption and the picture.

 

After this project, I took everything I leaned about research and used that in my country research project. I wanted to study Brazil, but I knew nothing about it so I needed a lot of research! To find research, I went to the library databases and did a google search at home. I found research that fit into the categories of the cultural universals which are Politics, Social Aspects, Economy, Beliefs and Cultural Arts. I put it all together to make it into a Comic Tour Guide Book titled The Cultural Universals of Brazil. My favorite part was learning about Brazil and putting it into a book in a fun way. The challenging part was organizing the pictures and captions into a good format.