Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Most children are aware that school is closed on Monday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.  If you want to dig deeper and help your children understand more about the reason for the holiday and the history of the equal rights movement, PBS has resources to help.  Discussing issues of race with children can be challenging, but it is worth the effort.  Madeleine Rogan and Christopher Metzler wrote articles for PBS Parents to help you get the conversation started:

How to Teach Kids About Race

Teaching Children About Diversity

PBSKids.org's "African American World" website has games, e-cards and more featuring African American heroes. 

What is the
Learning Triangle? 

Use this simple three-step process at home or in an educational setting.

View: TV

Use the magic of Wisconsin PBS Kids to spark your child's sense of curiosity and love of learning.

Do: Activities

Transform educational ideas into concrete, hands-on experiences for children.

Read: Books

Make connections between what you view and what you read.
 

Resources

We recommend the following resources for more information.