Martin Luther King Jr.: The Authentic Legacy
In 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday (national observances started in 1986.) This year the holiday is observed on January 17. Help your students deeply understand and connect to King’s legacy by watching this short video and using the accompanying hands-on activities to explore how King’s leadership expanded social justice, particularly for African Americans.
Connecting Dr. King's Legacy to Today's Reality
Looking for ways to help your students think deeply about both the achievements of the civil rights movement, and the enduring challenges that continue to impede social justice and equity? This eight-minute video helps students draw a line between the battles fought by King’s movement nearly five decades ago and current barriers to equality and opportunity. The accompanying support materials serve as a bridge between the past and the present, helping to set up a discussion about the unfinished agenda of King’s movement.
Kids Can Be Changemakers! Let Dr. King’s Legacy Inspire Your Students
Your students are their own changemakers. This resource provides vocabulary, critical thinking questions, and discussion prompts to engage students through poetry. Discover workshops that center student voice and exploration with robust educator guides.