Many of us have children in school,and most schools if not all of them,will dedicate time to educating our children about the life and story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. But what about our younger children? They are certainly not at a level of comprehension to give them a book or an article to read and some of the videos available might be to violent for early learning stages.
How do we answer the questions like"what is racism?" and "what is a civil rights activist?" One of the best options is to keep it simple. Begin with the "I Have A Dream" speech. Read it to them and explain to them the meaning of what Dr. King stood for, instead of the major details.
Another option is to make learning fun for them by making it interactive.There is a Martin Luther King Jr. band concert being performed by the Euclid High School band on Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The children will be performing "lift every voice and sing, I Have A Dream" and other informative pieces on Dr.King.
This concert is free to the public and a great way to educate our younger generation on some the amazing things that MLK has done for us.you can get more information on the concert by logging on the the cities website at EuclidCitySchools.org.
It's very important that we get our children involved in our most important moments in history as soon as we can,considering they hold they keys to our future.