Thinkport Bulletin: Liven Up Learning: January Activities 2019

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January 9, 2019



New Year’s Resolutions from Early Learning Champions

Find inspiration for the upcoming new year from early educators across the nation. These change-makers and champions are forging new pathways to success for early learners and leading the way by example. (Designed for early educators)


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Resources
Monday, January 21

Explore an array of teaching resources to inspire learning about this famous civil rights leader. Uncover a collection of photographs from the prestigious Getty Images collection, delve into the public’s reaction to his assassination and teach your students about the laws Mr. King helped to create. (Grades K-12)


Civil Rights Movement: The Era of Visible Resistance 

Step back in history to learn about the laws that enabled black students to attend white schools. Discuss the topic of school integration in your classroom through a curated set of primary source photographs and a video interview from the Library of Congress. (Grades: Middle and high school)


Citing Evidence: Changing Oceans

Tis’ the season for rain, snow, ice and changing weather patterns. In MPT’s online learning module students gain practice analyzing scientific texts and citing evidence as they explore the topic of climate change and how it is impacting our oceans. (Grades 9-10)


Events and Programs: Maryland Public Television

Friday Freeview Screening at MPT

Friday Freeview

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Join MPT for a free screening of Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, followed by a discussion with the film's producer and director, Martin Doblmeier.

Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis.

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