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Dreams for a better community cap lessons on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

photo of students with "Dream" artworkJanuary 22, 2014 — Elementary students shared their dreams for our community, our country, and the world as part of their studies on American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Second-graders in Donna Scott’s class at Kensington Road School read about Dr. King’s life and viewed segments of his “I Have a Dream” speech, which he delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

“The students reflected on the dream that Dr. King had for our country,” said Mrs. Scott. “Each student then wrote his or her own ‘dream’ for our community, our country, and our world.”

Their responses included an end to world hunger, war, and poverty; a clean environment; helping those in need; and being a good friend and neighbor.

“The students’ work showed how much they care for one another and work in harmony,” said Mrs. Scott.