A Coding Project to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A Coding Project to Honor MLK Day

The third Monday of January is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, an American federal holiday to remember and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Civil Rights activist remembered for protesting racial discrimination and for powerful speeches like his “I Have a Dream” speech.

For MLK Day, your students can learn about Dr. King’s contributions to this country by coding an interactive timeline of his life. Students follow step-by-step instructions that guide them through how to program their timeline. They’ll combine outside research and coding to create unique timelines that honor Dr. King’s life. Students with little to no coding experience will be able to complete this project.

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Teachers, to assign this project to your class:

  1. Log in to your Tynker account.
  2. Click on the “Start Tutorial” button above to open the project.
  3. Save the project to your account.
  4. Go to your “My Projects” section.
  5. Hover over the project you want to assign and click the “Assign+” button.

After your class has finished, don’t forget to create a class showcase of all your students’ projects to share with parents.

Parents, to give this project to your child:

  1. Have your child log in to his/her account.
  2. Click on the “Start Tutorial” button above to open the project.
  3. Save the project.

If your students or children use the Tynker app for Android or iPad, they can find this project in the “Seasonal Projects” folder in the Tynker Workshop.

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