Today is more than just a day off from school and work. It’s an opportunity to honor a great man (as I mention in my January song) who did big things, and to observe how far our country has come as a result.
I wish I could say that I have a song for this occasion to share with you, but I don’t (maybe next year). However, I will send you over to Songs For Teaching, where there are quite a few tunes dedicated to MLK Jr. Here are just a few worth noting:
- A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. – Mary Miche
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Freedom Song) – Barbara Speicher
- I Have a Dream/This is Our Moment – Mrs. Music
- Rise Up: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Jack Hartmann
How do you teach your students (or children) about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his important work? Do you do anything special to commemorate this day in your classroom? If so, I want to hear about it.