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The Lego Story

Something else I’d like to my students to remember: history is a story that can be told in many different ways. The following video is a beautiful animated short film that documents the history of one of the world’s favorite toys: Lego®.

You can find a bit more information about the video here: Lego Celebrates 80th Birthday with Whimsical Animated Short. For more about the Lego® company, visit their About Us page. You might also like to watch some of their other videos on YouTube here: Lego Club TV.

If you are a teacher, you should also check out Lego Education. They have so many great ideas for use in the classroom, including simple machines, robotics, and renewable energy.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good morning. While we do not have school today, it is important to remember that the reason today is a holiday is to celebrate, to honor, a man who so believed in the God-given rights of all people that he was willing to risk his life for the cause. In his most-remembered speech, Dr. King said:

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Do you think he was limiting his reference of “all men” to just men? Men and women? And was it just men and women here in the United States? Or all men, all women, all over the world? What do you think?

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