I have a dream - marking Martin Luther King Jr day with Lyfta

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Monday 15 January 2024 is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a time to mark the life of the celebrated civil rights campaigner and the key messages he shared.
Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr
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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character."

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Britain today has the same level of racial prejudice as it did 30 years ago according to long term tracking of social attitudes. It all suggests that we need to do more to tackle prejudice. We encourage you and your students to think about Martin Luther King's dream for a more equal society using Lyfta's lesson plans on discrimination and equality.
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Explore the issue of discrimination with Habiba

Habiba from storyworld Habiba's Home
Habiba from storyworld Habiba's Home
Habiba is a mother of seven children and a charity worker helping to prevent isolation and radicalisation amongst the diverse Finnish communities. Help your students understand what discrimination is, recognise its different forms in everyday settings, and identify ways to counteract it through Habiba's personal journey. This storyworld includes lesson plans on discrimination and equality.

Journey to a New Home

Adhanom in storyworld Journey to a New Home
Adhanom in storyworld Journey to a New Home
Adhanom, originally from Eritrea is now living in Sweden. He reflects on the long and dangerous journey he made seeking safety and also of the kindness and warmth with which he was greeted by the people of the small Italian island of Lampedusa. This storyworld offers a wealth of linked articles about the issue of migration, inclusion and belonging. Lesson plans include top tips on helping new students and making them feel welcome, as well as an article about the meaning of home.
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