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Students learn about the life of Dr. King through several activities throughout the day. They drew pictures or wrote about what dreams they have, and older students wrote sentences using the words of Dr. King such as peace, equality and freedom.
Mr. Elijah Cameron, director of community relations at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, talked to students about the first time he saw Dr. King and about walking in civil rights marches. He encouraged students to "be the light."
Fifth graders are planning a trip to Mars sometime in the future. They built replicas of rovers, buildings and the planet landscape where they would create a settlement.
In Math Academy, fifth graders create a hypothetical socially-conscious business. The business has a certain amount of money to buy or rent a location, equipment and supplies, and the business plan includes ways the business gives back to an organization or need.
The fifth grade community service project in December was helping McKamey Animal Shelter by collecting food and toys for dogs and cats, and students learned about how McKamey helps the community.

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