Today I wanted to share some books and resources for teaching all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is such an important unit for students, but I hope these are resources you choose to use all year long. Black History, Civil Rights and Anti-Racism are conversations we can (and should) be having all year long.
This is a great unit I recommend to all primary teachers. Lanesha and Naomi are powerful advocates for using Black voices to share Black stories. Their lesson plans are historically accurate and engaging!
This is a great, short video sharing a bit about Dr. King’s life in a kid-friendly but accurate way. Kid President always creates great videos, and draws students in immediately.
Brain Pop always does an awesome job grabbing students’ attention and teaching about important topics. This video is free so you don’t need a subscription. You can also add the video on Civil Rights to your lesson plans to take the learning a bit deeper
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by Martin Luther King III