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    Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, and why do we celebrate his birthday every year? In the United States, sometimes we name a holiday after heroes because we feel they have done something extremely important and made an overwhelming contribution to the entire country. In this lesson, students will be reading about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They will learn about the amazing things Dr. King did and why, every year on the third Monday of January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

    Objective 1: Students will be able to explain the importance of Martin Luther King and support why there is a holiday named for him.

    Objective 2: Students will read a book about Martin Luther King and use at least two phrases from the book to support their opinion.

    Objective 3: Students will learn meanings and signs for new words, the spelling of those words, and use their newly-acquired vocabulary as appropriate.