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Lakeside Students Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

(Credit: Merrick School District)
(Credit: Merrick School District)
Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by representatives of the Merrick School District.

Fifth graders at Levy-Lakeside Elementary School commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by studying various Americans who have been “Defenders of Justice” throughout our nation’s history.

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Students worked in pairs, reading biographies and creating cubes that illustrated the work of famous individuals such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Sockalexis, Cesar Chavez, Marian Anderson, Hank Greenberg, Abraham Lincoln and more. Then the groups shared their findings with other pairs, comparing and contrasting the obstacles their respective subjects faced, as well as their accomplishments.

As a culminating activity, students sang, “What Can One Little Person Do?” and shared character traits of their own that might help them become our nation’s future “Defenders of Justice”.

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