Martin Luther King Stamp
Throughout his inspiring life, Dr. Martin Luther King spoke out for the rights and dignity of all people from all walks of life. Especially in January as our nation celebrates King’s birthday, it’s important for every American to remember his legacy so that it will never die. This year, as your fourth grader deepens social studies work and learns to do beginning research, you’ve got a great opportunity to explore King’s life and lessons. To bring it home, here’s an art activity with civic relevance: designing a memorial postage stamp. There are lots of money denominations for U.S. stamps, of course, but since King spent so many years helping African-Americans rise above segregation, our project calls for a “first class” stamp that would make any American proud.