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What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

a) Third Monday in January. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated around his birthday.

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2. Why does the United States celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights leader and activist during the 1950's and 1960's. He helped many people. He spoke out for the rights of minorities, including African Americans.

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3. How do you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
Answers may vary. Some people draw posters of Martin Luther King, Jr. leading a march. Some people help others.

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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Celebrated: Having done something enjoyable on a special occasion

African Americans: People who were born in the United States or became U.S. citizens and can trace their ancestors to Africa

Posters: Large signs that often have pictures

March: A large group of people walking together in order to let others know how they feel about something

Hang: To fasten something somewhere

Classroom: A room in a school in which classes take place

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary. Here are sample sentences from our young readers:
I celebrated my fifth birthday in June.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks are famous African Americans.

My teacher likes to hang posters in my classroom.

I would like to march in a parade.

I hang pictures of my family in my room.

My classroom is Room 4.

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b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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