This inspiring video of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., can spark teaching moments about race in America. (Read about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Discuss how King fought for people of all races, then ask kids how they can be heroes themselves. Get them started with this fun quiz about heroes and heroines who come from different backgrounds.
Cook up some culture with easy-to-make dishes children may not be familiar with. Yummy international classics such as Mediterranean hummus and West African mafe will introduce kids to new tastes and give them respect for foods—and people—of different cultures. (Get the recipes.)
Have a favorite spring holiday coming up? Challenge kids to find shared or similar traditions in holidays celebrated around the world, such as crazy-colorful Holi of India or water-soaked Songkran of Thailand.