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It’s 2021 and we’ll all look back at the past year with a shake of our heads and maybe a bit of silence.

Some of us are teaching online, some in person, but all of us will have the opportunity to help our students understand freedom and equality.

That’s why I’m sharing ways you can honor Martin Luther King Jr. music activities.

WAYS TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MUSIC ACTIVITIES

https://youtu.be/aOig4OVDpZE

I wrote this song several years ago and decided it was the right time to publish it on YouTube.  Although a simple song, the lyrics are meaningful, and I hope capture the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The refrain says it all; “his dream lives on in you and me.”

Video here:

“HIS DREAM LIVES ON” by Sandra Hendrickson

Vs. 1  

Doctor King had a dream.

He believed all men are free.

And he taught the world to live in harmony.

His dream lives on.  His dream lives on, in you and me.

Vs. 2

Doctor King walked for peace.

He showed the way for us to be.

And he taught the world to live in harmony.

His dream lives on.  His dream lives on, in you and me.

Vs. 3

Doctor King said; “let us sing!”

Let the bells of freedom ring.

And he taught the world to live in harmony.

His dream lives on.  His dream lives on, in you and me.

Vs. 4

Doctor King learned from the past.

He said; “We are free at last”.

And he taught the world to live in harmony.

His dream lives on.  His dream lives on, in you and me. His dream lives on.

You can purchase the video and teaching presentation, music tracks at the Teachers Pay Teacher Store

Or, here in the Sing Play Create Web Shop!

Sing a Long “HIS DREAM LIVES ON”

LISTENING ACTIVITIES

“Oh Freedom”

The music is wonderful.  You may find that the images are too mature for your music classes.  I highly recommend previewing this video as some of the comments are not appropriate for children.

I would play the song and have a different picture posted on my screen- or none at all.

PBS Learning Media for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

SINGING FREEDOM SONGS

“Rise UP” by Jack Hartman

“Sing About Martin”

This teacher posted the sign language actions that I use too.  I’d learn them first and then teach my kids the actions before we sing the song.

Here are the lyrics to this great song for your younger students.

Sing about Martin,

Sing about caring,

Sing about peace all around the world.

Sing about Martin,

Sing about loving,

Sing about Peace all around the world.

MLK SONGS FOR PLAYING INSTRUMENTS

I think this activity will work great for your upper elementary students.

Martin Luther King Day Play Along

You may be interested in purchasing this resource; “Martin Luther King” Orff Song and Activity.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ORFF SONG AND MUSIC LESSON

Or this so mi la music lesson with Ostinato; “Martin Luther King Believed”

MORE MLK TEACHING IDEAS

How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Teach Respect and Kindness

As we approach Martin Luther King Day, I believe most of us are going to pay more attention to the meaning of this holiday and why it’s on the calendar. 

So, I hope you have found some music activities to help students honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Sandra from Sing Play Create

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