This Read Aloud story tells why we have a federal holiday for this great man. It describes in simple language the history of segregation in the south and how Dr. King led the civil rights movement to change laws in America.
This story can be read in 6 minutes to a classroom. The text has highlighted vocabulary words (ex.protest, discrimination, boycott) with a definition list. It also includes four discussion questions, a word play activity, a sheet called Fair or Unfair? listing actions that the students must decide on, a list of community service suggestions and a simple coloring sheet on MLK.
Reading aloud these challenging concepts is a great tool towards discussion. And it's a good way to teach history!