Tips for Parents
Comparing "Key Happenings" with Your Student
For instance, you may suspect that 9/11 had the most profound impact on your student so far in his life. By talking, you may find that other incidents have impacted his worldview, his values and his ambitions, too.
And when you share your "key happenings" — perhaps including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s actions, speeches or assassination — you're letting your student see a part of your history and heart, too.
Extend this conversation to include grandparents and other elderly family members or friends as well. An intergenerational discussion about the events that shaped your lives can be invaluable as you and your student learn more about what makes each other tick.
MLK, In His Own Words
You can also go to You Tube for links to his speeches, a video that goes with U2's tribute song "Pride" and more. Just head to www.YouTube.com and enter "Martin Luther King Jr." into the search bar.
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