I love teaching my students about Martin Luther King Jr. He was an incredible man, and stood for peace. Although I'm giving away my age, I remember when he was shot. I was a little too young to understand the impact at the time. (I was far more interested in the boys than the politics of the day.) today I can't watch his speech without tears rushing down my face. It disturbs me to think that a man who worked so hard for non-violence was killed in such a violent way.
At my blog, Elementary Matters, I have a variety or resources including this freebie that will spark a lot of valuable conversation about Dr. King and the principles he fought for!