Monday 17 January 2022 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
"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."
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
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
Help your students understand what discrimination is, recognise different forms in everyday settings, and identify ways to counteract it through Habiba's personal journey.
Consider what equality looks like in Awra Amba
A man from from the storyworld series Awra Amba
Consider what equality looks like in Awra Amba - present how each person is unique, everybody is equally valuable, every human has a right to their own values, and the way conflict won't solve disputes via Awra Amba's approach to egalitarianism and peace.