Martin Luther King Day | All About the Holidays

Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January, is the focus of a short video that introduces young learners to the civil rights leader. The video provides a brief review of King's work and encourages viewers to engage in a community service project.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the video with a discussion of service learning and brainstorm a list of projects class members could take on
  • Have class members research the concept of non-violent resistance
Classroom Considerations

  • Most appropriate for elementary classrooms

  • The video makes a great introduction to any Martin Luther King Day celebration

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