The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

The ever-engaging Kid President hosts a video that details the life story of Martin Luther King, Jr. Kid President covers the time from when Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to the extent of his life and includes words of encouragement to be a citizen that makes a positive difference in the world. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Accompany the video with books about Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Use the video to kick off a unit on Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Send the link home, encourage pupils to watch the video with their family members
Classroom Considerations
  • The video begins with a brief commercial
  • If the video is not playing in fullscreen, comments and related videos are visible
  • The Book It Forward hashtag is from several years
Pros
  • Talks openly and honestly in a kid-appropriate way
  • Kid President is a wonderfully relatable host to any child watching
  • Inspires young viewers to take action
Cons
  • None