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. and about the historic March On Washington he led in 1963.)
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. Then introduce them to other African-American heroes.