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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King was an important civil rights activist. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. He was assassinated in 1968.

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. This holiday is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background.


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Black-Eyed Susan Reading Record

Read any Black-Eyed Susan nominated book.  Record that you have read the book by clicking HERE. (Note: You must be signed into your MCPS Google Chrome account)

Complete Black-Eyed Susan Nominees Reading Record form so that we will know who is eligible to attend the Black-Eyed Susan voting party in the spring.


Maker Spaces in the Media Center

Maker Space activities are beginning to show up in the Media Center during lunch periods.  So far we have had a few Lego Challenge activities.  Coming soon will be Cardboard Construction Challenges, Zentangle, Weaving, and Paper Bag Mystery Challenges.

The Tilden Media Center Makerspace is a constructionist place for students to give life, shape, function, and purpose to their ideas; they utilize knowledge, skills, and tools from a wide range of content areas and experiences.

We will be utilizing the TMI - Think, Make, Improve model as we work and create in our makerspace.

Think - Students begin by thinking through the problem, project or challenge that they have been presented.

Make - Students put their thinking into making; depending on what the project is, this is the heart of their work and thje practical and exploratory application of their ideas generated during the first stage.

Improve - Students will constantly be analyzing their product or project as they are making and other students  might also come up with ways to improve on their original designs.


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