The first historical figure in American history that my daughters learned about is Dr. Martin Luther King. My six-year-old recognizes him in every bookstore we go into it lately, as books on him are everywhere during African American History Month. She has enjoyed coloring in his picture and putting it up on our fridge.
But the thing my kids like the most is singing this song that my kindergartener learned at school and taught to her sister. Here is my four-year-old singing about Martin Luther King. Happy African American History Month!
Looking for some information about African American History Month? Here’s a comprehensive website full of information related to African American History Month. Be sure to check out the teacher’s resources–there’s great stuff in there for parents too.