Teaching Children About Martin Luther King Jr

Teaching Children About Martin Luther King Jr

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Are you looking for ideas for Teaching Children About Martin Luther King Jr? Here are a few that we came up with, along with a list of children’s books about Dr. King.

Teaching Children About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 15th, 2018.  I’ve been thinking about how to teach my daughter about Dr. King in a way that will not only be educational, but also impactful.

Here are a few ways that you can teach your children (and yourself!) about Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his legacy by making a difference in your community.

  • Attend a service, program, or march in your community. Check your local churches and community centers to see if they will be hosting and commemorative events.
  • Participate in the MLK Day of Service. Get out in your community and volunteer your time and talents.  You can find volunteer opportunities HERE Look for an opportunity that directly benefits the black community.
  • Talk to your child about social injustice. Make a plan to help raise awareness to the issues, and make a commitment to do your part to make changes. Pledge to give a monetary donation to a local group that fights social injustice or directly benefits people of color.
  • Add one or more of these books to your reading list. It is also important for adults to take a critical look at the history and narrative we’ve been taught. Most of us only know the bit we were taught in elementary school. Delve deeper into the writings and teachings of Dr. King to learn more.

Books with ** next to the title are written and/or illustrated by people of color

I am Martin Luther King Jr
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World)

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography)

I Have A Dream Teaching Children About Martin Luther King Jr
** I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

Be A King book
** Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You

Martin's Big Words Life of Martin Luther King childrens book
** Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Biography kids
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teaching Children About Martin Luther King Jr
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)

My Daddy Dr Martin Luther King Jr book
** My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What will your family do to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King? Are there any books you’d add to this list?  Please share in the comments!

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