The first day that we observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day was January 20, 1986. This year it will be observed on January 18th. Many schools and businesses take the day off to observe Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to the civil rights movement.
“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. …Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
53 years ago this April Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Even after his death, his words and actions continue to inspire people around the world. How will you be teaching about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this year? In honor of MLK Day, we’re providing you with some resources to use with your students to commemorate and explore the life of Dr. King:
5 Fun Facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.