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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Martin Luther King on Character and Education Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education is an educational program that can utilize volunteers of all ages to teach a simple lesson on “character and the content of our character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Show MLK- “I Have a Dream” speech Show this speech to your group. Then ask the kids in your group to give THEIR ideas of what Dr. King might have meant by THE CONTENT OF OUR CHARACTER. See the following slides. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Quotes “Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.” “I have a dream . . .that one day, my children will be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Wonderful words, but what exactly, is this “content” he is speaking about? Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • What Words Come to Mind When you think of Character? Ask your group to brainstorm some meaningful words that describe what the Content of our Character might mean? Write these on a board so they are visible. Get everybody involved. Call on everyone to give them an opportunity to speak. After that, present the 10 Virtues in the slides and discuss these. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • For Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • The Content of Our Character These are 10 virtues, among many that you may find of value. Wisdom-good judgment, which enables us to make reasoned decisions, good for ourselves and for others. Justice-means respecting the rights of all people. Fortitude-enables us to do what is right in the face of difficulty. Self-Control-the ability to govern ourselves. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • The Content of Our Character Love-love goes beyond justice and fairness, it’s essence is living for the sake of others. Positive Attitude-our attitude is something we choose. Hard Work-without this, nothing meaningful in life is achieved. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • The Content of Our Character Integrity-adhering to moral principles. Fundamentally, it is telling the truth to oneself. Gratitude-like love and a positive attitude, being grateful is not a feeling, but an act of the will. Humility-the ability to be aware of our imperfections allows us to grow, improve and mature. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Do you know people who have some of the Character Traits just shown? Who are they? What did they do that made you think of them in this way? Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • For Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Why is Character Important, or Not? How does good character or bad character effect your life, your family, school and community? Involve everyone in the discussion. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • For Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Select a Story From the Discovering the Real Me books, select a story to read and practice with your partner. The story should be suitable for the age of kids you will be teaching. You should be prepared to give a presentation, using your story at the end of the day. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Stories Which Highlight Character Read any of these stories to students, using the exercises and discussion points. For Elementary Grades from Discovering the Real Me, Student Book #4 The Red Shoes The Frog Prince Mother Holly Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Stories Which Highlight Character Read any of these stories to students, using the exercises and discussion points. For Middle School Grades from Discovering the Real Me, Student Book #7 Brendan and the Bullies Finding Your Way Home No Fair! Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Stories Which Highlight Character Read any of these stories to students, using the exercises and discussion points. For High School Grades from Discovering the Real Me, Student Book #12 Choosing Your Destiny Making a Difference Through Service A Life Worth Living Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Action Plan Make a plan to study and present with your partner. Study a specific story. With your Teen Director, make a plan to present your story to a classroom, church or other organization near where you live. Relax, you don’t need to feel like you are an expert. Do your best and have fun! Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • Acknowledgements Character Matters: How to Help our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, And Other Essential Values By Thomas Lickona Copyright 2004 Published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Discovering the Real Me: Student Textbooks 4, 7 and 12 Universal Peace Federation Copyright 2006 Published by UPF International Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education
  • For Sponsorship Information-Contact Robert L. Sayre Director-Words & Voices of MLK Robert.sayre1@gmail.com 484-707-4529 Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character & Education