Friday, January 16, 2015

Dr. King, Dr. King: I Know You're Listening.

I don't have time for a long post right now, so I hope you'll accept this.

We're studying the 3 monotheistic religions - specifically, the importance of Abraham.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Christian pastor.  As such, he was heavily influenced by Abraham.

We have Monday off in his honor, so I thought it would be fitting to post a clip from the last speech he gave.  He mentions the Promised Land.  ...The land God promised Abraham.

Of course, King is using it metaphorically: there are better times ahead.  We will get there.  It will be difficult, and I might not be there with you, but we will get there.  We will claim the promises that are rightfully ours.

Incidentally, this brief clip also mentions unlimited governments and the Constitution: two other things that we bring up (or have brought up) in class.

If you're here because you want the extra credit, take 3 minutes and watch that clip with an adult.  Discuss it.  Then, on a scrap of paper, write down what you thought about it.  Have the adult sign the paper.  Turn it in on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend.  (I know I will...  My daughter's birthday is today, and mine is tomorrow.)


  1. Happy early birthday Mr.Habecker (btw this is jocelyn portillo from youre first hour)