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My Nobel Peace Prize – Lower Grades

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PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - 2

Encourage students to think about how they could make the world a better place with our Nobel Peace Prize drawing template.

How Can You Make The World More Peaceful?

In 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his ongoing activism in the American civil rights movement. 

Use this resource around MLK Day to celebrate his legacy and explore the importance of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Students will imagine receiving the honor of the Nobel Peace Prize. Then, they will color in the image of the award, and draw a picture of what they would do to make the world a better place.

By completing this activity, students will use descriptive details to illustrate an imagined event.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Use this single-page resource with your primary students to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It was designed to be an independent exercise, as a post-lesson exit ticket or reading center activity. Additionally, you can use this writing exercise as a:

  • Civil rights movement lesson activity
  • Black History Month lesson activity
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class lesson review (via smartboard)

Students who need extra support can complete this worksheet in a 1:1 teacher intervention setting or your guided writing group

Fast finishers can write a sentence or words that describe the picture they have drawn. 

Before You Download 

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the PDF or the Google Slides version. 

To turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity, print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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