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Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month

Posted by Sally Hosokawa on Jan 17, 2017 3:47:00 PM

Yesterday, many schools across America observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. While teachers and students both enjoy the extended weekend, we must never forget that this day serves to remember Dr. King’s achievements and dreams of racial equality. With Black History Month only two weeks away, now is the ideal time to introduce African-American biographies into your classroom!


The Hameray Biography Series features the life stories of famous African-Americans: Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet TubmanMuhammad Ali,Barack Obama, and Jackie Robinson. Although his work was based in South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s fight to end apartheid is also a relevant and inspirational account during Black History Month. Providing a diversity of historical topics, from the Civil War to Major League Baseball, your students will be sure to find a biography that piques their interests. 

At Guided Reading Level M–S, each biography is written as a Hi-Lo text for reluctant readers. Our Hameray Biography Series Teacher’s Guides provide ideas for you to build social studies and literacy knowledge at the same time! Each Teacher’s Guide is specifically tailored to one biography, saving you plenty of time when you create lesson plans. 

You can download the Hameray Biography Series Teacher’s Guide for FREE by visiting our website or clicking on the images below. Extend your student’s knowledge of black historical figures and their passionate work towards social equality!


Click the images below to download the Hameray Biography Series Teacher's Guides.

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Topics: Biography Series, Reluctant Readers, Martin Luther King Jr., Social Studies, Black History Month

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

Posted by Malissa Lewis on Jan 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

"The time is always right to do what is right."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Every year, the third Monday of January is recognized as an important day to celebrate the legacy, moral and character of Martin Luther King, Jr. As you take this time to enjoy this federal holiday, remember Dr. King as the leader that peacefully changed the attitudes and practices of society for the greater good of civilization.

If you are interested in learning more about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., click here. To learn more about the Hameray Biography Series, click here. 








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Topics: Holiday, MLK, Martin Luther King Jr., Peaceful Change

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