On Monday, Linsly devoted time during the morning meeting to honor and remember the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many Linsly faculty members have incorporated lessons about his legacy into their classrooms today. During our school meetings this morning, both the middle school and upper school took time to pay tribute to Dr. King and his contributions to the American civil rights movement.
Last week, students in Mrs. Olsavsky's English Language and Composition class worked in groups to compose a contemporary "I Have a Dream" speech. They identified five contemporary social issues and expressed their dreams of how these issues could be resolved. They created their speeches using the same structure and rhetorical devices Dr. King used. They presented their speeches to the class, demonstrating their awareness of social challenges in the nation, as well as in Wheeling. Meanwhile, AP English Language and Composition classes worked on composing a response to an AP prompt about how King used language to convince his listeners to embrace his view of justice in America. Later this week, students will begin their study of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," the most important document of the Civil Rights Movement.
In the middle school, Mrs. Ochap’s seventh grade English classes read "Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." They also watched an informative video on the desegregation of the University of Georgia and the Holmes-Hunter case.