I taught kindergarten for many years. According to the social studies curriculum in one district in which I taught, kindergartners were to recognize three important U.S. figures–George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. So I did my best to help five- and six-year-olds understand why these men were so important.
It wasn’t an easy task.
Today, I share with you one kindergarten student’s writing. I think he sort of got it. I’m also sharing some art work we did to ensure that the kiddos would always recognize and remember MLK, Jr.’s face.