Believe it or not, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of my favorite days of the year. I love the month of January because of this holiday. Why? Because I have taught mostly students of color and there are times when I am ever so grateful I was NOT alive when MLK was because I'd've been bustin' some heads. (Ignorant white heads to be clear.)
Each year, my students and I, regardless of the grade I've had, talk about Dr. King and how important he was and how important his message still is. During the first two weeks of January this year, we read books and talked about the important things this brave man did.
My favorite thing was when I stumbled across this video by Kid President. I shared it with my class on Friday (Dr. King's actual birthday!). I had no idea Kid President is MLK's grandson! How cool is that?