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2. Weekly Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. Note from a Subscriber
4. Related Games
5. Quote of the Week
6. Classified Ads
7. Subscription Management
#1. January 12, 2005
I never thought the email I sent last week would strike such a chord with our readers. It was kind of personal, wasn’t it?
If you missed it, here’s what I’m talking about. On Friday I sent a letter to all my readers about
personal finances. The response was incredible.
If you took advantage of it, congratulations. You are on your way and should feel great about it.
If you didn’t have a chance to look at it, or you’d like to take another look before the special offer expires, here’s the letter again:
It could mean a lot to you and your family.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Barbara J. Feldman
Martin Luther King, Jr. Printable (** for premium members only)
In November 1983, President Reagan signed legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, making it the third national holiday born in the twentieth century. The first was Veterans Day, created as a “prayer for peace” in 1926. Memorial Day came second in 1948. Honor King’s memory with this online expedition into his life and achievements.
Fact Monster: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Fact Monster, published by Information Please, offers a variety of short articles on King, his holiday, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the civil rights movement. Worth noting are the entries on civil disobedience, the King timeline, the King crossword, and the civil rights quiz.
The King Center
The King Center, created in 1968 by King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, is dedicated to the advancement of King’s non-violent ideals. If your speakers are on, you will be treated to King’s powerful oratory. “Recognize that he who is greatest among you, shall be a servant. That’s the new definition of greatness.” Best sections are The King Holiday and Dr. King’s Legacy, which is a multimedia slide show pairing sound clips with a text commentary.
MLK Day of Service
“Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service. Make it a day ON. Not a day OFF.” King was a big proponent of people from all walks of life coming together to improve their community. This site encourages community service, with tips on finding an existing opportunity or starting your own. Best clicks are for those starting a MLK Day of Service project from scratch, with a downloadable toolkit that includes tips on publicity, recruiting, and volunteer management.
#3. Note from a Subscriber
“I really appreciate receiving the newsletter and use your suggestions often
while teaching my fifth graders at Harding how to ‘Surf the Net.’.”
Actually, Bob wrote that message to me in 1998. Just feeling a little nostalgic today, I guess.
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#4. Related Games
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Martin Luther King, Jr. Crossword
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#5. Quote of the Week
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.”
~~ Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988) American phsyicst and professor
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