If my kids ask me to tell them about Martin Luther King Jr’s accomplishments, I’m scared I’ll ramble on for so long, my kids’ eyes will glaze over. Hey, he did a lot.
Thankfully, smart-website Brain Pop and its little sister Brain Pop Jr have each put together concise, age-appropriate, and—most importantly—not boring videos about Dr. King’s life so that my kids can learn more about him on this day marking his birthday.
Brain Pop Jr’s Martin Luther King, Jr video, starring Annie and her curious robot Moby, is written for younger grade school students, though precocious preschoolers could follow along just fine. I like the slower pacing of the story for this age group, and I also like to click the “closed captioning” button so early readers can follow along. There are explanations of everything from segregation to the Nobel Peace Prize so that kids don’t get too confused by unfamiliar terms.
Watch Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. videos on either Brain Pop or Brain Pop Jr. for free. Each site also has additional activities and questions to go along with the video.
For another great teaching idea in honor of MLK Day, check out our suggestion on Cool Mom Tech today.