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Two Great Men, One Message

Schools and Libraries

January 22, 2014


In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students at Lindell School worked together on a special buddy day activity celebrating the lives of Dr. King and Nelson Mandela. In preparation for the event, students in kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes read biographies about Dr. King and students in third-, fourth- and fifth-grade read biographies about Nelson Mandela. Students in the younger grades paired up with their buddies in the older grades to compare and contrast the lives of these two great champions of social justice. Buddies worked together to record their observations on a chart.

This was just one in a series of activities in the Lindell School Buddy Program.  Classrooms from different grades are paired together throughout the year to help older and younger children make new friends and build on their respect and understanding for one another.